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From May 1 to October 15, Stage 1 watering regulations are in effect.

Stage 1 residential lawn watering allowed:

  • Even-numbered addresses: Saturday mornings
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Sunday mornings
    • Automatic watering: 5am to 7am
    • Manual watering: 6am to 9am

Watering trees, shrubs, and flowers is permitted any day from 5am to 9am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

Edible plants are exempt from regulations.

Stage 1 non-residential lawn watering allowed:

  • Even-numbered addresses: Monday mornings
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesday mornings
    • Automatic watering: 4am to 6am
    • Manual watering: 6am to 9am

Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day from 4am to 9am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

Edible plants are exempt from regulations.

Water restrictions do not apply to the use of rainwater, grey water or any forms of recycled water.

Failure to comply with watering regulations may result in fines being issued. To report an infraction of watering restrictions, please fill out the form on pittmeadows.ca/reportaproblem, email bylaw@pittmeadows.ca, or phone 604-465-2428, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm. 

Water restrictions are part of Metro Vancouver’s Drinking Water Conservation Plan, a regional policy developed with member jurisdictions and other stakeholders to manage the outdoor use of drinking water during periods of high demand, as well as during water shortages and emergencies. A summary of water use regulations for homes, businesses, governments and schools for stages 1 - 4 is available in Metro Vancouver's Drinking Water Conservation Plan Summary document. 

Learn more about lawn watering regulations at metrovancouver.org/lawns. For other ways to conserve water, visit pittmeadows.ca/water.

Lawn Sprinkling Permits

Watering restrictions apply to all properties but we do offer lawn sprinkling permits for newly seeded and newly laid turf lawns. A permit is required to sprinkler outside regular restricted hours. Permits are $50 and are valid for three weeks after date of purchase. One additional renewal permit is allowed for additional $50.

To apply for a permit please visit City Hall at 12007 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows from Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm or for further information please call  604-465-2428 

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