Watering restrictions now in effect. News files

Think twice before wasting water, says Metro Van

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Metro Vancouver is reminding home owners to let their lawns go brown during the summer, and save themselves the chore of mowing it.

“A golden lawn doesn’t necessarily mean an unhealthy lawn,” said Darrell Mussatto, chair of Metro Vancouver’s utilities committee.

“By planning ahead, and by following expert advice on the website, you can help preserve your lawn during the hot summer months. It will green up again quickly in the fall when the rain returns,” he said in a release.

Metro Vancouver continues to push its message to the public to save water.

“If every Metro Vancouver resident started using a little less water this summer we could all make a big difference when it comes to our most precious resource,” said board chair Greg Moore.

Residents can visit WeLoveWater, which provides information on how to use a little less water during the driest time of the year.

Lawn watering regulations are in effect May 15 to October 15 in Metro Vancouver, which includes Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows:

Residential lawn watering allowed:

Even-numbered addresses – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday – 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Odd-numbered addresses – Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday – 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.

In addition to lawn watering regulations, there are other water-use restrictions when Stage 1 of the Water Shortage Response Plan is active.

Outdoor car washing and boat washing with a hose with spring-loaded shut off nozzle only

Golf course operators requested to cut water use on fairways as much as possible

Artificial turf and outdoor tracks hosed for health and safety only

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