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Regional Supply Water Conservation Bylaws in Effect!

Help protect our water! 

From May 1 to September 30, Regional Supply Water Conservation Bylaws are in effect.  

What does this mean?

In recent summers, the CRD’s water system has faced challenges due to high demands caused by region-wide irrigation programs all starting simultaneously. Water usage can double with instant spikes occurring on the hour, particularly during residential lawn watering days at 4:00 a.m., 5:00 a.m., and 6:00 a.m. This becomes especially problematic in summer when both indoor and outdoor water needs coincide, adding excessive strain on the water infrastructure. 

These abrupt and increased water demands affect the system’s ability to maintain adequate flow, pressure, and water quality standards. To address this, the CRD has introduced a new lawn watering time (12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) under Water Conservation Bylaw No. 4099, applicable to timed irrigation systems only. 

To help alleviate this issue, the water system requires more automatic or timed irrigation systems to start between midnight and 3:00 a.m. You can help the CRD solve this problem: 

  • Switch to the new overnight lawn watering schedule for timed irrigation systems. Aim for your system to start between 12 am and 3 am to help make an impact. 
  • Stagger your irrigation system start time off the top of the hour to reduce the instantaneous demand. Pick a random time like 2:23, 1:41, 3:12. 
  • If you can, water flowers, veggies, trees and shrubs on non-lawn watering days. The watering schedule days only apply to lawns! 

For more info and to view the Regional Water Conservation Bylaw Watering Schedule please see the Reducing Water Demand Info Sheet

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