Lawn Sprinkling Regulations May to October 2016 Lawn Sprinkling Regulations May to October 2016 <div class="ExternalClassBC122FEC6547485DA23D123CA1F61744"><p>The annual lawn sprinkling regulations started Sunday, May 15, and will run to October 15 to help conserve and ensure an adequate supply of our high-quality treated drinking water. </p><p>Metro Vancouver and local governments learned many lessons from the drought last year. As updated in this newsletter regularly, we have been reviewing our Water Shortage Response Plan with input from residents and businesses to achieve our conservation objectives. As a result, the lawn sprinkling regulations commenced two weeks earlier this year and will run two weeks longer. These regulations have a profound positive impact in reducing consumption during the peak demand summer season.</p><p>If everyone respects the sprinkling regulations, and many choose to simply let their lawns go dormant knowing they will green-up in the fall, we hope to meet our conservation targets without escalating restrictions.</p><p>Under the lawn sprinkling regulations, watering lawns is permitted only in the morning. This avoids evening hours when demand for water is highest for domestic uses including dishwashing, laundry, and showers. These restrictions apply to lawn sprinkling only and not to watering flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees, though these too will benefit from morning watering. </p><p>On average, approximately one billion litres of water is used daily in Metro Vancouver. This can increase to more than 1.5 billion litres daily during the summer when we use water outdoors to water lawns, wash cars and patios, and other aesthetic purposes. </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Residential Lawn Sprinkling Regulations For 2016</span></p><p>Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.</p><p>Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns 4 a.m. - 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.</p><p>An hour a week is all you need for a healthy lawn. Metro Vancouver’s <a href="/services/water/water-conservation/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">website</a> includes videos about the lawn sprinkling regulations, details for business addresses, and information on water conservation. Look for reminders on social media and throughout your community this summer. </p></div>|#073170bf-6321-4af1-9a6c-77213bdeb19d;L0|#0073170bf-6321-4af1-9a6c-77213bdeb19d|Issue 21;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass784D1E13864E46BF8DCE5640C20322AD"><p>​The lawn sprinkling regulations came into effect May 15. Make sure you are aware of your permitted sprinkling days. Lawn Sprinkling regulations are incredibly effective at lowering our demand for drinking water during hot and dry summer months. </p></div>0