Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to spareWater, water everywhere, but not a drop to spare<div class="ExternalClass4D880AE52F794A0DA583A7F53D2488D8"><p>​Even though it has been a wet start to spring, Metro Vancouver residents are reminded to conserve water this summer, with the region’s annual Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions set to launch on May 15.</p><p>From May 15 until October 15, lawns may only be watered in the mornings. This is to reduce the load on the system during evening hours when demand is highest for domestic uses such as dishwashing, laundry, and showers.</p><p>Residential lawn watering is allowed:</p><ul><li>Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. </li><li>Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.</li></ul><p>Non-residential lawn watering:</p><ul><li>Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday mornings 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. </li><li>Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday mornings 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.</li><li>All non-residential addresses Friday mornings, 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.</li></ul><p>Metro Vancouver’s population continues to grow by more than 35,000 people every year. As the population rises, continued per capita rate declines can defer the need to expand the drinking water supply and infrastructure.</p><p>Local governments throughout Metro Vancouver enforce lawn watering restrictions through local bylaw regulations.</p><p>To help people maintain a healthy lawn while conserving water, Metro Vancouver has released a Waterwise Lawn Care guide, which is available online and as a brochure. Search “Lawn Care” on <a href="/" target="_blank">www.metrovancouver.org</a>. </p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue31-wlw.jpg2017-04-27T07:00:00ZGP0|#ad5ec508-afdc-4c33-bc6a-878b23de7ea8;L0|#0ad5ec508-afdc-4c33-bc6a-878b23de7ea8|Issue 31;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass291DED2E895F413AA2D0E2E205FFFDCD"><p>Even though it has been a wet start to spring, Metro Vancouver residents are reminded to conserve water this summer, with the region's annual Stage 1 lawn water restrictions set to launch on May 15. Until October 15, lawns may only be watered in the mornings.</p></div>0