watering restrictions

What we're doing now to prepare for watering restrictions

Stage 1 watering restrictions went into effect in Vancouver on May 15, two weeks ahead of last year. So far, the rules apply to lawns and car washing only, but I’m not taking any chances. 2015 saw...
Dog blends into the brown grass at a Vancouver park July 2015

SURVEY SAYS: Most of us are battling the water hog reputation

There is a strong appetite across the province to implement larger fines for people who decide to ignore the water restrictions — Mario Canseco

Wake up to your wasteful water use, Vancouver — expert

Serious water restrictions may seem like a freak occurrence but it's time to get used to turning off the taps.
Mulch your vegetable garden this summer: Tips for urban gardeners

URBAN GARDENING: Why mulching those veggies is a must in a drought

Mulch is one of our most powerful tools to save water during Vancouver's tight watering restrictions.
Toilet lid insert for washing hands; rain water catchment system

Tips for saving water, from B.C. desert mayor

Drought days beg some personal questions: Could you take a three-minute shower? Flush the toilet less often?
Cartoon by Rob Cottingham

How to thrive in a Vancouver drought

Locals who have the good sense to use their grey water or captured rain water to keep their gardens green and lush may have to post a sign explaining their environmentally savvy system to watering...
Soaker hoses are very convenient, but under Vancouver’s current stage 3 watering

URBAN GARDENING: Stage 3 water restrictions a food-grower's challenge

With unprecedented watering restrictions in effect, figuring out how much is enough can be challenging when it comes to growing food.