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Posted on: April 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Lawn watering restrictions start May 1

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The City of White Rock’s Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions start May 1 to align with Metro Vancouver’s lawn watering regulations. Lawn watering is now permitted one day per week for all resident and business property owners.

Residential lawn watering regulations:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Saturdays
  • Odd-numbered addresses on Sundays
  • Automatic lawn watering is allowed 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Manual lawn watering is allowed 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Note: multi- Note: multi-family dwellings are considered even or odd according to the building number, not the unit number.

Non-residential lawn watering regulations:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Mondays
  • Odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays
  • Automatic watering is allowed 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Manual watering is allowed 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is allowed any day or time if hand water or using drip irrigation. If using a sprinkler, residents are permitted any day from 5 to 9 a.m. and non-residential properties are permitted from 4 to 9 a.m. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device. Edible plants are exempt from regulations.

Did you know? Water use can increase by 50% in Summer and early Fall, largely due to lawn watering. Outdoor water restrictions are implemented annually from May 1 to October 15 to support and promote sustainable water use.

Learn more about all stages of lawn watering restrictions at

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