It's been a dry year, so it should be no surprise that the City of Vancouver has put watering restrictions into effect this summer.
If you don't comply, you could face a $250 fine. City hall says you and your neighbours are "encouraged" to report violations by calling 311 or using the VanConnect app.
For those of you who have lawns, residents of even-numbered addresses are allowed to use sprinklers between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and odd-numbered addresses between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
"One hour of lawn sprinkling can use as much water as 25 toilet flushes, five loads of laundry and five dishwasher loads combined," a news release states.
The city is asking residents to be "water wise" by doing the following:
- "Refrain from watering your lawn and let it go brown"
- "Report any leaks you notice on City or Park property (indicated when an area is wet when it has not rained)"
- "Take action to fix any leaks in your own home"
- "Ensure that irrigation systems are functioning properly and not over watering"
The watering restrictions will be in force until September 30.