Sea-To-Sky Watering Restrictions

Become Aware

Whistler has skipped Stage 1 and gone straight to Stage 2 lawn watering restrictions as of June 1st.

West Vancouver Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions went into effect on May 15th, 2 weeks earlier than last year.

Squamish Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions began on May 1st.

Pemberton Stage 1 lawn watering restrictions came into effect on June 1st.

It is estimated that one-third of Canada’s treated water is used on irrigating landscapes.

Take Simple Actions

How can you help reduce your landscape's impact on Canada's precious water resource?

  • Let your grass grow a little longer.  Longer grass reduces evaporation from soil.
  • Plant drought-tolerant plants.
  • Put mulch around shrubs and plants to help retain moisture in the soil.
  • Install soil sensors
  • Use Drip Irrigation as often as possible
  • Keep your irrigation system properly scheduled and maintained regularly.  Regular maintenance will help to minimize water wastage due to things like underground piping cracks that might be caused by growing roots, or cracked nozzles that can cause the water to spray abroad.
  • Install Rainwater Harvesting with Drip Irrigation
Low Volume, Drip Irrigation from captured rainwater is by far the most efficient, low impact and water conserving way to irrigate.

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