Lawn watering accounts for over half the drinking water we use on summertime activities. The region-wide watering regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.

Lawn watering regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15

Residential lawn watering allowed:

(includes townhomes and apartment buildings)
Even-numbered addresses Wednesday, Saturday: 4 am to 9 am
Odd-numbered addresses Thursday, Sunday: 4 am to 9 am

Non-residential lawn watering allowed:

Even-numbered addresses Monday: 1 am to 6 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday: 1 am to 6 am
All non-residential addresses Friday: 4 am to 9 am


Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 4 am to 9 am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

An hour of steady rain or sprinkling per week is all you need for a healthy lawn, with deep roots that can stand up to a dry summer. Find more information here about maintaining a lawn while using less water and complying with the regulations.


Can I water today? (effective May 1 to October 15)

Property type
House / building address
I want to water

properties with numbered address are allowed to water lawns: