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Metro Vancouver watering restrictions go into effect Friday

Water restrictions in Metro Vancouver go into effect on May 1. File / Global News

Watering restrictions for Metro Vancouver homeowners go into effect on Friday.

Under Stage 1, residents can water their lawn two mornings per week.

Here are lawn-watering times for residential and non-residential addresses:

Residential addresses

  • Even-numbered addresses: 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday
  • Odd-numbered addresses: 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday and Sunday

Non-residential addresses

  • Even-numbered addresses 1 ­a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday; 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday
  • Odd-numbered addresses: 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday; 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday

The restrictions are in effect until Oct. 15.

A statement from the City of Vancouver said Tuesday that water restrictions remain important during the COVID-19 crisis as residents are home more often and may “spend more time tending lawns and gardens than other years.”

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Those reservoir levels are expected to reach 100 per cent by June.

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