Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Water is essential to our daily lives. We use it to cook, clean, nourish our bodies, and keep our gardens green and growing. However, it is important to use water appropriately and efficiently.

Delta's Water Conservation Initiatives

The City of Delta has a number of water conservation initiatives available for residents to take part in.

Lawn Watering Regulations

Stage 1 of Metro Vancouver's Drinking Water Conservation Plan is in effect from May 1 to October 15 each year.

Stage 1 water use regulations are in effect every year across the region to help conserve drinking water during the hot and dry summer months. During this time, watering lawns, trees, shrubs and flowers outside the designated days and times is prohibited. Violations may result in fines under Delta Water Service Bylaw No. 7441, 2016. Regulations apply to all properties including single-family and multi-family residential properties and commercial, institutional and industrial non-residential properties.

A healthy lawn only needs one hour of water a week including rain. For more information on waterwise lawn care, including lawn care schedules, visit Metro Vancouver’s Waterwise Lawn Care website.

For more details visit Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations.

FAQ's: Lawn Watering Regulations