Metro Vancouver water restrictions take effect May 1, ahead of year’s driest months

Surrey Now-Leader

Spring lawn-watering regulations will come in effect across Metro Vancouver as of May 1.

In an effort to conserve the region’s drinking supply, residents and businesses will be able to water their lawns two mornings each week.

Even-numbered home addresses ate permitted to do so Wednesdays and Saturdays and odd-numbered addresses Thursdays and Sundays, both between 4 and 9 a.m. …

The Metro Vancouver region relies on snowmelt and rain to support three reservoirs involved in delivering drinking water to 2.7-million residents and businesses.

Water demand increases by as much as 50 per cent in the summer and early fall, said chair Malcolm Brodie of Metro Vancouver’s Water Committee.

“Metro Vancouver is fortunate to have abundant freshwater sources, but our ability to capture, store and distribute all of the water is limited.” …

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