Water Shortage Response Plan

Water Restrictions are in effect each year from May 1 - September 30.

There are different stages in the Water Restrictions based on our current water supply. These restrictions apply only to the use of treated drinking water not to the use of rainwater, private well water or any forms of recycled water. For more information about Water Restrictions in your community review the  City of Abbotsford's Waterworks and Rates Regulation Bylaw and the City of Mission's Water Bylaw.

Water Shortage Response Plan

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Current Stage: Stage 1

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Lawn Sprinkling

RESTRICTED TO TWICE A WEEK
-Even Addresses: Wednesday & Saturday, 6 am - 8 am
-Odd Addresses: Thursday & Sunday, 6 am - 8 am

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New Lawns

RESTRICTED
With a New Lawn Sprinkling Permit, watering is permitted from 6 - 8 am daily for 2 weeks.

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Flower & Vegetable Gardens, Trees & Shrubs

PERMITTED
Watering using a hand held container or hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut off device or sprinkler is acceptable at anytime.

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Filling Pools & Spas

PERMITTED

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Impermeable Surface Washing

PERMITTED
Must use a handheld container or hose equipped with a spring- loaded shut off device.

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Recirculating Water Features

PERMITTED
Only fountains and water features with a recirculation system are allowed.

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Vehicle & Boat Washing

PERMITTED
Must use a handheld container or hose equipped with a spring- loaded shut off device.

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Commercial Flower & Vegetable Farms within the Urban Development Area

PERMITTED

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Commercial Car Washes

PERMITTED

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Golf Courses

PERMITTED

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Fields (School & Community Sports)

RESTRICTED
Sand-based fields may be watered daily and soil-based on alternate days between hours of 11 pm and 8 am.

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Hydrant Use Permits

PERMITTED