From June 1 until September 30, residents in Metro Vancouver will face lawn sprinkling restrictions.
The region has implemented regulations that allow people to water their lawn between the hours of 4 and 9 am only. Depending on what your address is, you may also face certain daily restrictions as well.
Authorities say water use almost doubles at the same time that seasonal rainfall is at its lowest. On the hottest days in summer, as much as two billion litres of water are used.
According to officials, reducing afternoon and evening sprinkling will help to ease the spikes in water consumption during peak hours. It will also help to minimize additional costs for both taxpayers and the environment.
Water conservation officials offer these tips when trying to adjust to the restrictions in place: