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City sets out its summer watering rules

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The City of Langley's summer watering restrictions go into effect on Sunday, June 1, and remain in place until September.
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The City of Langley reminds residents and businesses that lawn sprinkling regulations are in effect from June 1, to Sept. 30.

During the summer months, seasonal rainfall is at its lowest and water consumption, due mainly to outdoor use, almost doubles.

Sprinkling restrictions during this period help to manage demand on the existing Metro Vancouver and City of Langley water distribution systems.

As lawns require only 2.5 cm of water once per week to stay healthy, and most sprinkler systems can deliver this quantity of water in one hour, the following restrictions have been put into place:

• Residential even numbered addresses: 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

• Residential odd numbered addresses: 4 a.m. –  9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

• Non-residential even numbered addresses: 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. Monday, Wednesday; 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Friday

• Non-residential odd numbered addresses: 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. Friday

Please note, the regulations affect residential and non-residential properties differently, and watering in the early evening is prohibited.

Newly-planted lawns can be watered outside of these times with a special 21-day permit issued by the City of Langley Engineering Department at a cost of $30.

For more information, visit city.langley.bc.ca or call 604-514-2997.

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