Lawn Watering Restrictions Now in Effect

Water use can increase by up to 50% in the summer, largely due to lawn watering. As all water delivered to your home is drinking water, restrictions around non-essential use helps ensure drinking water isn’t wasted.

Every year, watering restrictions come into effect automatically for all municipalities in the Metro Vancouver region, including the Township of Langley. Stage 1 restrictions begin May 1 and continue through October 15, unless a more severe stage is declared. Restrictions apply to all properties, residential or non-residential, connected to the municipal water supply.

Watering days and times are based on the last digit of a property’s street address. In the case of multi-family complexes, the last digit of the complex address is used. If you’re unsure if it is your allocated watering day, check the Can I Water Today? web tool.
 

Can I Water Today?

Stage 1 residential lawn watering allowed:

  • Even-numbered addresses: Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 4:00 - 9:00am
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Thursday and Sunday mornings, 4:00 - 9:00am
  • Watering trees, shrubs, and flowers is permitted any day from 4:00 - 9:00am 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 lawn watering allowed:

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

Properties establishing a new lawn while restrictions are in effect may water on additional days from 4:00 to 9:00am by obtaining a Water Exemption Permit. Permits may be obtained by contacting the Engineering Division at opsinfo@tol.ca or 604-532-7300.

For more information, visit tol.ca/waterrestrictions.

Engineering Division
604-532-7300
opsinfo@tol.ca