Reservoir Levels & Water Use
Currently, Metro Vancouver’s source reservoirs can be maintained nearly full under normal conditions from October to March. Snowpack typically starts melting around April, and the reservoirs are drawn down until early fall when the rain returns.
Metro Vancouver posts weekly reservoir storage levels from May to October, when rainfall is lower and the regional demand for water can increase by 50%.
Importance of Water Conservation
Drinking water is a precious resource that must be managed and used wisely. Please do your part by using a little less water and not wasting it, so that we may continue to meet demand throughout the summer.
Visit WeLoveWater.ca for easy tips on how to conserve water both indoors and outdoors.
Lawn watering accounts for over half the drinking water used for summertime activities. Under the region-wide regulations in effect until October 15, residential lawn watering is allowed twice a week, in the mornings only. One hour of rain or watering per week is all you need to maintain a healthy lawn. For full details, see Lawn Watering Regulations.