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Regulations are put in place from May 1 to September 30 in order to conserve water and meet high demand during hot and dry summer months. Regulations look at where we can conserve water from lawn irrigation and other lower-priority outdoor uses in order to make water available for food producing plants and trees.

Regulations may escalate at any time if there is a significant stress on the regional water supply due to hotter and drier weather.

Stage 1 water conservation regulations CLICK HERE.

Stage 2 water conservation regulations CLICK HERE.

Stage 3 water conservation regulations CLICK HERE.

Stage 4 water conservation regulations CLICK HERE.

A chart showing water conservation regulations for all stages is available HERE.

Water conservation regulations are guided by the region's Drought Management Plan.

Not sure what water service area you are located in? CLICK the image below to launch our water service areas map:


Do you have an irrigation system? Please update your controls to the new times for your address. Rain sensors are required on all systems to prevent watering in the rain.

Permits are available for watering beyond the allowable times in order to establish new lawns (seed or sod). Permits are only available during Stage 1 (Normal) water conservation regulations, for a period of 21 days or until Stage 3 (Acute) is declared. Permits are available at the SCRD Field Road office for $50.

EXEMPTIONS: Micro and drip irrigation systems are water conserving technologies that are exempt from water conservation regulations until Stage 4. Micro and drip irrigation systems are those which consume less than 20 gallons per hour and operate at 25 psi or less.

If you have a concern about water conservation or sprinkling, please call 604-885-6806 or use our online Feedback Form.