Watering Restrictions in Effect as of June 1st

CURRENT STATUS: LEVEL TWO WATERING RESTRICTIONS

With population growth and climate change, there is increasing pressure on our water supply.  Water restrictions help to make sure we have enough treated drinking water for everyone during the dry summer months.   Water restrictions are in effect from June 1st through September 30th of each year.

Level One Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall sprinkle or cause, suffer or allow sprinkling, except:

i) at premises with an even-numbered civic address, on any even numbered days; and

ii) at premises with an odd numbered civic addresses, or with no civic address, on odd numbered days.

(b) No person shall water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that System, except as follows:

(i) at premises with an even-numbered civic address, from 10:00 p.m. on any even numbered day until 4:00 a.m. of the day following that day; and

(ii) at premises with an odd-numbered civic address, or with no civic address, from 10:00 p.m. on any on any odd numbered day until 4:00 a.m. of the day following that day.

Sprinkling with a hose and nozzle is permitted. 

Level Two Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall sprinkle or cause, suffer or allow sprinkling except:

i) at premises with an even numbered civic address, on Thursdays and Sundays between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; and

ii) at premises with an odd- numbered civic addresses, or with no civic address, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

(b) No person shall water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that system, except on days permitted under paragraph (a), and then only between the hours of 10:00 p.m. of a permitted day and 4:00 a.m. of the day following that day.

Sprinkling by hose and nozzle is permitted.

Level Three Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall sprinkle or allow sprinkling except as follows:

i) at premises with an even-numbered civic address, only on Thursday, and then only:

a) between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.; or

b) between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.;

ii) at premises with an odd-numbered civic address, or with no civic address, only on Wednesday, and then only:

a) between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.;

b) between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

(b) No person shall water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that System, except on days permitted by paragraph (a), and then only between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on the permitted day and 4:00 a.m. on the following that day.

(c) No person shall use a Garden Hose:

(i) to wash sidewalks, driveways, roofs or other outdoor surfaces; or

(ii) to wash motor vehicles unless the hose is equipped with a shut off device that is spring loaded and operated by hand pressure.

Level Four Water Restrictions

(a) No person shall, at any time:

(i) sprinkle or cause, suffer or allow sprinkling;

(ii) water outdoors by way of an In-Ground Irrigation System, or cause, suffer or allow watering by that System;

(iii) Use a Garden Hose or pressure washing device to wash sidewalks, driveways, roofs or other outdoor surfaces; or

(iv) Use a garden hose to wash motor vehicles unless the hose is equipped with a shut-off device that is spring loaded and operated by hand pressure.

Outdoor Water Use Permit Application

If you have recently undergone landscaping improvements, such as seeding or sod installment on a substantial portion of the property, that requires daily sprinkling, watering or irrigation you may apply for an Outdoor Water Use Permit for a fee of $30.00.  

Download Outdoor Water Use Permit Application

Details of allowable conditions are set out in Section 7 of the Outdoor Water Use Regulation Bylaw No. 792, 2015

Questions?  Contact the Village Office at 604.894.6135 or admin@pemberton.ca.