Summer Watering Restrictions

THE CITY OF CHILLIWACK IS NOW IN STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS

ACTIVITY CONSERVATION PLAN
Lawn Sprinkling

Restricted:

Even Addresses - Wednesday & Saturday

Odd Addresses - Thursday & Sunday

5 - 8am or 7 - 10pm

Watering New Unestablished Lawns

Restricted:

Exemption Permit required for daily watering between:

5 - 8am or 7 - 10pm

Vegetable Gardens, Flowers, Shrubs & Trees

Restricted:

Watering using a hand-held container, or hose with a shut-off device or soaker.

Pools, Spas, and Garden Ponds Refilling

No Restrictions:

Use of Drinking Water is acceptable

Outdoor Impermeable Surface Washing (Sidewalks, Driveways, Buildings

Restricted:

Must use handheld container or a hose with a spring-loaded shut-off device.

Fountains and Water Features. No Restrictions:

Use of Drinking Water is acceptable

Outdoor Vehicle and Boat Washing

Restricted:

Must use handheld container or hose equipped with spring-loaded shutoff device and should be washed over grass or gravel.

Golf Courses

No Restrictions:

Use of Drinking Water is acceptable

Commercial Flower and Vegetable Farms within Urban Development

No Restrictions:

Use of Drinking Water is acceptable


How much water do we use?

On an average day, Chilliwack uses 28 million litres of water. But in the summer, we use up to 52 million litres of water per day!

Lawn watering uses approximately 30% of the summer water consumption.  Most lawns only require 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water per week.  Water your lawn in the morning to minimize the amount of water lost to evaporation.

Why do we need to conserve water?

Using less water saves energy, saves money, and conserves the supply from the Sardis-Vedder Aquifer.  By conserving today, we reduce energy consumption and sustainably manage our precious groundwater source.

Like all other municipalities in the Lower Mainland and most other municipalities in BC, Chilliwack will continue to implement summer watering restrictions to help reduce the high water utilization.

In order to be good stewards of our water resources, the City of Chilliwack is continuing with Stage 2 watering restrictions. This includes watering lawns two days per week in the morning OR evening and allows washing impermeable surfaces (driveways, sidewalks, buildings, etc.) for aesthetic purposes.

Sprinkling of lawns at times other than those listed below is prohibited. 

Violations can be reported to the Engineering Department at 604-793-2907.

Please note: Address refers to street address, not unit numbers.

  

For more information on water conservation initiatives, visit our Water Conservation page.

Attachments
Description Date File Size
Find out how to maintain your lawn 2019-05-09 3.55MB
Stage 2 Water Conservation Plan 2019-06-05 678KB

Exemption Certificate

Instructions for obtaining a Watering Restriction Exemption Certificate can be found here.