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.

Water Metering Program

The City of Delta is installing water meters for the following:

  • All existing and new industrial, commercial, agricultural, and institutional properties;
  • All new developments, including Single-Family and Multi-Family Dwellings;
  • All legal secondary suites properties;
  • Anyone installing a new service from the City water main to the property line; and,
  • Any properties undertaking major renovations.

Voluntary Water Metering Program – Single-Family Dwellings

Delta's Voluntary Water Metering Program is designed to enhance the quality of life in our community and prepare for future growth. Metering is an equitable method to charge for water that is based on a user-pay system. In that respect, it is consistent with other utility commodities such as natural gas and electricity–you only pay for the amount of water you use. Water metering helps you understand how much water your family consumes, and may even help change your daily habits.

FAQs: Voluntary Water Meter Program

Lawn Watering Regulations

Stage 1 of Metro Vancouver's Drinking Water Conservation Plan is in effect.

Stage 1 Residential lawn watering allowed:

Even-numbered addresses on Saturdays.
Odd-numbered addresses on Sundays

  • Automatic watering: 5:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Manual watering: 6:00 am - 9:00 am

Trees, shrubs and flowers may be watered any day from 5:00 am to 9:00 am if using a sprinkler, and on any day at any time if using a hand-held hose with automatic shut-off device, a soaker hose, water container, or drip irrigation. 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.

For more details visit Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations.

FAQs: Lawn Watering Regulations