Mild Burnaby weather doesn't mean you can ignore sprinkler rules

The weather in Burnaby has been pretty mild for a July, with some rain in the forecast for later this week.

But that doesn’t mean you can just ignore the water sprinkling regulations.

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This is what’s in place until Oct. 15.

Stage 1 Residential:

  • Even-numbered addresses Wednesdays and Saturdays 4:00–9:00 AM
  • Odd-numbered addresses Thursdays and Sundays 4:00–9:00 AM
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 4:00–9:00 AM if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

Stage 1 Non-Residential:

  • Even-numbered addresses Mondays 1:00–6:00 AM and Fridays 4:00–9:00 AM
  • Odd-numbered addresses Tuesdays 1:00–6:00 AM and Fridays 4:00–9:00 AM
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 1:00–9:00 AM if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

Note: Mixed-use buildings with both residential and commercial units should follow Non-Residential watering times and regulations.

The full list of water use regulations for homes, businesses, governments and schools for Stages 1 to 4 is available in Metro Vancouver's Drinking Water Conservation Plan Summary, and more information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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