Current status

No water restrictions currently in effect

Water restrictions in effect as of June 1

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 1 through September 30 each year.

View the Water Restrictions Bylaw 

Level 1 water restrictions

Sprinkling

Even addresses water on even calendar days
Odd addresses water on odd calendar days

In-ground irrigation system

Even addresses water on even calendar days
Odd addresses water on odd calendar days
between 10pm - 4am the following day

Hand watering is permitted.

Level 2 water restrictions

Sprinkling

Even addresses water on Thursdays and Sundays
Odd addresses water on Wednesdays and Saturdays
between 4 - 9am or 7 - 10pm

In-ground irrigation system

Even addresses water on Thursdays and Sundays
Odd addresses water on Wednesdays and Saturdays
between 10pm - 4am the following day

Hand watering is permitted.

Level 3 water restrictions

Sprinkling

Even addresses water on Thursdays
Odd addresses water on Wednesdays
between 4 - 9am or 7 - 10pm

In-ground irrigation system

Even addresses water on Thursdays
Odd addresses water on Wednesdays
between 10pm - 4am the following day

Using a garden hose to wash outdoor surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, and washing of recreational vehicles, including motor vehicles, boats or trailers, is prohibited.

Hand watering is permitted.

Level 4 water restrictions

All sprinkling and irrigation prohibited.

Using a garden hose to wash outdoor surfaces, including sidewalks, driveways, and washing of recreational vehicles, including motor vehicles, boats or trailers, is prohibited.

Hand watering is permitted.

Outdoor Water Use Permit application

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

Download the 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 (consolidated August 26, 2021)

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

Water conservation tips

Water saving tips for homes

There are many ways to reduce your water consumption. Below are some quick and inexpensive ways to reduce water use in your home.

Saving water in the bathroom

Did you know? More water is consumed in the bathroom than in all of your other rooms combined. Here are some ways to reduce water use:

  • Use a garbage bin for trash (eg. facial tissues and tooth floss) instead of the toilet
  • Make sure toilets are not leaking (toilet flappers should be replaced every 2 to 5 years)
  • Install high-efficiency toilets with a flush volume of 4.8 litres or less (toilets use more water than anything else in your home)
  • Replace showerheads with low-flow models 
  • Take short showers (a five minute shower with an old showerhead can easily use 100 litres of water)
  • Fill the tub to only halfway when bathing the kids
  • Install 3.8 LPM faucet aerators on all bathroom sink faucets 
  • Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Check for and repair any fixture leaks regularly 

Saving water in the kitchen

  • Replace your old dishwasher with a newer, low water use dishwasher (newer models will save on your energy bill as well)
  • Use your dishwasher only when you have a full load or run it on a shorter cycle if you must run it when not completely full
  • Scrape, do not rinse the food off of dishes
  • Place vegetables and fruit in a partially filled sink or pot, then rinse them quickly
  • Keep a jug of drinking water in your refrigerator (don't run the tap to get ice-cold water)
  • Check for and repair any fixture leaks regularly (use your water meter to help you)

Saving water in the utility room

  • Replace your old washer with a newer, low water use washer (like dishwashers, newer models will also save you on energy bills)
  • Wash only full loads of laundry
  • Set the water-level appropriately if you must wash a small load of laundry
  • Service and repair your furnace humidifier if the drainage is leaking or if the water drains out of the line while the humidifier isn't running
  • Check for and repair any fixture leaks regularly