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. More information on the Water Shortage Response Plan update is available here. Public feedback on the proposed changes closed January 31, 2017