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City of Langley Lawn Sprinkler Restrictions

Blog by Robert McLean | May 29th, 2014

City of Langley Reminds Residents of the 2014
Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions for Metro Vancouver Communities                        

For Immediate Release
May 29, 2014

City of Langley, BC – The City of Langley reminds residents and businesses that lawn sprinkling regulations will be in effect from June 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014.

During the summer months, seasonal rainfall is at its lowest and water consumption, due mainly to outdoor use, almost doubles. Sprinkling restrictions during this period help to manage demand on the existing Metro Vancouver and City of Langley water distribution systems.

As lawns require only 2.5 cm of water once per week to stay healthy, and most sprinkler systems can deliver this quantity of water in one hour, the following restrictions have been put into place:

• Residential even numbered addresses: 4am – 9am Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
• Residential odd numbered addresses: 4am – 9am Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
• Non-residential even numbered addresses: 1am – 6am Monday, Wednesday; 4am – 9am Friday 
• Non-residential odd numbered addresses: 1am – 6am Tuesday, Thursday; 4am – 9am Friday

Please note, the regulations affect residential and non-residential properties differently and watering in the early evening is prohibited. Newly-planted lawns can be watered outside of these times with a special 21-day permit issued by the City of Langley Engineering Department at a cost of $30. For more information, visitcity.langley.bc.ca or call 604-514-2997.

The City of Langley and Metro Vancouver thank residents in advance for continuing to help make effective use of the area's precious water resources.