Lawn sprinkling is now be limited to one morning per week

Use of sprinklers in Chilliwack cut to one morning a week

Even numbered addresses in Chilliwack can water their lawns on Wednesdays while odd numbered addresses will water on Thursdays.

The unrelenting heat has forced City of Chilliwack to move into Stage 3 Watering Restrictions, effective Monday, July 20.

Lawn sprinkling is now be limited to one morning per week, which puts Chilliwack in line with some other municipalities taking similar action.

Anyone caught watering outside of the restricted hours will get a warning before receiving a $100 fine.

“In order to be good stewards of our water resources, the City of Chilliwack has initiated stage 3 watering restrictions,” according to the news release Monday. Under these restrictions, residents are allowed to water one day a week between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Even numbered addresses can water on Wednesdays and odd numbered addresses on Thursdays.

The province announced Wednesday that the ongoing drought for the south coast and Lower Fraser areas was at a level 4 — the highest possible drought rating. They’ve urged water users across B.C. to maximize water conservation.

“Residents who do choose to water their lawns during these times should ensure they don’t unnecessarily water sidewalks or roads.”

Flower and vegetable gardens, shrubs and trees can still be watered at any time using a spring-loaded hose adaptor, watering can, or soaker hose.

For more details see Violations of the watering restrictions can be reported to the Engineering Department at 604-793-2907.

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions details:

Even number addresses – Wednesday between 5 am – 8 am

Odd number addresses – Thursday between 5 am – 8 am

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