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Lawn Sprinking Restrictions

Drinking Water Conservation Plan including Water Restrictions

The City of Langley has updated its Drinking Water Conservation Plan on April 4, 2022, to align with the watering restrictions and process set out in the Greater Vancouver Water District’s updated regional Drinking Water Conservation Plan.

The updates in the City’s Bylaw decrease allowable lawn watering from two days per week to one day per week during Stage 1 restrictions. Allowable hours of watering have also been limited to three hours for manual watering and two hours for automatic systems. Under the updated Stage 2 restrictions, lawn watering is banned.

Stage 1 comes into effect automatically each year – from May 1 until October 15 – to prevent drinking water wastage and ensure water users employ efficient and effective watering practices.

Even-numbered civic addresses can water their lawns on Saturdays:

  • Automatic watering from 5 am to 7 am
  • Manual watering from 6 am to 9 am

Odd-numbered civic addresses can water their lawns on Sundays:

  • Automatic watering from 5 am to 7 am
  • Manual watering from 6 am to 9 am

Note that in cases of mixed zoning or mixed-use, where commercial or industrial components are included on the same property along with residential, the designation shall then be classified as “Non-Residential.”

Download a copy of the Newly Updated Drinking Water Conservation Bylaw Summary that will show all water restriction stages and further information on pressure washing, soaker hoses, vegetable gardens and more.

A copy of the soon to be updated plan is available in full here:

City of Langley Drinking Water Conservation Plan Bylaw
Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation Plan