Watering Regulations

Water restrictions are no longer in effect. Stage 1 restrictions will automatically reactivate, regardless of conditions, on May 1, 2024.

Water restrictions are part of the regional Drinking Water Conservation Plan set by Metro Vancouver. 

For more information on water treatment and supply, water conservation and reservoir levels, please visit the Metro Vancouver website.

Compliance & Enforcement

Since May 1, City staff have been educating and dropping off notices when they observe people who are not in compliance with the current watering restrictions. 

Effective August 4, the City's Bylaw Officers will be monitoring for unauthorized lawn watering as well as responding to and investigating complaints from the public.  The fine for unlawful watering is $450 per day, per offence.  

Bylaw Notices can be mailed out to property owners and do not need to be personally served.  

To file a complaint, please contact the Bylaw, Licensing & Community Safety Department at 604-467-7305 or email at bylaws@mapleridge.ca 

Lawn Watering Permit (issued under Stage 1)

Newly turfed or seeded lawns may be watered more frequently, provided a Lawn Watering Permit was first obtained from the Engineering Department, with proof of seed/sod purchase.

Lawns being treated for European Chafer Beetles may be watered more frequently, provided a Lawn Watering Permit was obtained from the Engineering Department, with proof of purchase of Nematodes.

Note: Permits issued under Stage 1 restrictions are valid until expiry. No new permits are issued or renewed during stage 2 restrictions.

Watering Regulations