Water Restrictions

UPPER GIBSONS (ZONES 3 & 4) MOVES TO STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS - AUGUST 26th

LOWER GIBSONS (ZONES 1 & 2) REMAINS AT STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS 


View Current Water Use Restrictions Map by Water Zone here

Current Water Use Restrictions  for Upper Gibsons (Zones 3 & 4) - refer to chart below:

  • Sprinkling of lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables NOT PERMITTED, except with micro/drip irrigation)
  • Hand watering trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables permitted ONLY with container or spray-trigger nozzle
  • No washing of vehicles, boats, sidewalks, driveways or building surfaces
Current Water Use Restrictions for Lower Gibsons residents (Zones 1 & 2):
Sprinklers, soaker hoses, irrigation systems and other watering devices can be used for outdoor watering according to the Stage 2 schedule below (or refer to chart):
  • For even addresses outdoor watering is allowed Thursday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • For odd addresses outdoor water use is allowed on Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m
  • Hand held hoses with shut-off devices and containers can be used anytime for watering trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables

Do you have an irrigation system?
Please update your controls to the new times for your address. Rain sensors are required on all systems to prevent watering in the rain.

EXEMPTIONS: Micro and drip irrigation systems are water conserving technologies that are exempt from Water Use Restrictions until Stage 4. Micro and drip irrigation systems are those which consume less than 20 gallons per hour and operate at 25 psi or less.

The following table outlines the restrictions at each stage. Stage one is automatically implemented on May 1st and ends on September 30th. Depending on conditions Stage 2, 3 or 4 may be implemented. Check back for updates.

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If you have a concern about water conservation or sprinkling, please call 604-886-2274 or email us at: info@gibsons.ca.

The time for establishing new lawns is spring. Permits for extra watering of a new lawn are sold during Stage 1 (Normal) outdoor water use. Permits are available for 21 day periods at the Town Hall for $35.

Do you live in Zone 1, 2, 3 or 4? - View our Water Zone Map here