Stage 1 water restrictions took effect across Greater Victoria on May 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Stage 1 water restrictions took effect across Greater Victoria on May 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Summer watering restrictions in effect for Greater Victoria

Check your house number before you water

Greater Victorians with lawns: set your timers. Lawn watering is now under schedule restrictions until Sept. 30 to conserve water use through the summer.

The Capital Regional District allows for a minimum $100 fine for infractions.

All the water for Greater Victoria comes from the Sooke and Goldstream reservoirs. If weather conditions threaten the water supply, the CRD could implement Phase 2 or 3 water conservation restrictions, cutting back watering rules even more.

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Even-numbered houses may water lawns on Wednesdays and Saturdays, between 4 and 10 a.m., and 7 and 10 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses can water during the same hours on Thursdays and Sundays.

Plants and gardens can be watered any day between those hours.


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