Metro Vancouver is updating the region’s Water Shortage Response Plan (WSRP), often publicized as the Sprinkling Regulations, although many other water uses are included.
In fall 2015, Metro Vancouver began a review of the WSRP with local governments, businesses, and the public to ensure the plan meets its purpose of reducing water use during periods of high demand and during water shortages, and to clarify and potentially adjust plan objectives, the restrictions, and the rationale for moving from one stage to another. The WSRP was amended in February 2016 to address immediate concerns.
A broader update is now proposed and feedback is requested from local governments, businesses, and the public on the proposed changes. Feedback is open until January 31, 2017. More information on the Water Shortage Response Plan update is
available here, including opportunities to attend a public dialogue on the proposed changes.
We encourage you to review the
rationale for proposed changes to the watering restrictions before providing feedback.