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Lawn-watering restrictions begin in Metro Vancouver to conserve drinking water

Residents can water their lawns one morning a week

May 2, 2024  By Turf & Rec

As a means of conserving water for drinking purposes, Metro Vancouver has imposed lawn watering restrictions that are now in effect until mid-October.

District residents are permitted to water their lawns only one morning per week.

Reservoirs have benefited from recent spring rainfall, but the area is still dealing with a lower-than-normal snowpack.

Water usage can increase by about 50 per cent in the summer in Metro Vancouver – driving largely by lawn watering. The region has stated that by initiating the restrictions earlier in the season, it may be able to avoid having to stiffen restrictions later on.

This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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