Metro Vancouver Level 3 Water Restrictions

Posted on: July 21st, 2015 by Ashton Service Group

Starting today July 21st 2015, Metro Vancouver has raised its water restrictions to Level 3.

What level 3 means to everyone:

– No lawn sprinkling.

– No new residential or commercial permits issued or renewed. All forms of watering using treated drinking water are prohibited. New lawns, cemetery lawns, ornamental lawns belonging to municipal buildings, and grassed boulevards will not be exempt.

– No refilling of pools, spas or garden ponds.

– No public or commercial water fountains and features.

– Private and commercial outdoor surface washing is permitted only for health and safety purposes or to prepare a surface for painting or similar treatment. Washing for aesthetic purposes is prohibited.

– Commercial pressure washing  is permitted only for health and safety purposes or to prepare a surface for painting or similar treatment. Washing for aesthetic purposes is prohibited. No private pressure washing.

– No washing of vehicles and boats, except for safety reasons, (windows, lights, licenses) and only then if using a spring-loaded shutoff nozzle. This includes residential, commercial, institutional and government vehicles.

– Golf courses may water greens and tee areas minimally; fairways may not be watered.

– Artificial turf and outdoor tracks may be hosed down for health and safety reasons only.

– Minimal watering of school yards and sports fields to maintain areas in useable condition.

– Watering of flowers and vegetable gardens, decorative planters, trees and shrubs are allowed but only if done by hand using a spring-loaded shut-off nozzle, or using containers or drip irrigation. Use of sprinklers or soaker hoses is prohibited.

– Watering of commercial flowers and vegetable gardens is still allowed.

– Public water parks and pools will be operated by user-activated switches.

Metro Vancouver municipalities will have more by-law workers out to enforce these new water restrictions and those who are caught will face fines up to $250.

Ashton Service Group is committed to conserving water and we will not be washing our vans/trucks except for the windshields and lights for driver safety.

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