May 16, 2017 Return to Headlines

Watering Restrictions In Effect May 15

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, May 15, 2017 – 2017 regional watering restrictions are in place starting May 15 and will run until Oct. 15. 

The City of Coquitlam supports the regional water restrictions to help ensure residents have an adequate supply of water for critical uses such as drinking and firefighting during the dry summer months when water usage almost doubles. 

As such, pursuant to Coquitlam’s Water Shortage Response Plan Bylaw No. 3701, 2005, effective May 15, lawn watering is only permitted during the following times:

  • EVEN numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday - from 4 a.m to 9 a.m.
  • ODD numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday - from 4 a.m to 9 a.m.


  • EVEN numbered addresses: Monday & Wednesday, from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • ODD numbered addresses: Tuesday & Thursday, from 1 a.m to 6 a.m.
  • ALL non-residential addresses can also water on Friday, from 4 a.m to 9 a.m.

Water Exemption Permits can be requested from the City for properties that have newly planted lawns or require nematode treatments for European Chafer beetle control.  Permits that are issued during Stage 1 or Stage 2 restrictions will continue to be effective through Stage 3, but will be void in Stage 4. New for 2017, Water Exemption Permits can be requested online.

All properties in Coquitlam are required to ensure that they are complying with watering restrictions. Property owners found in violation of these regulations will receive a fine between $75 and $500.

For more information about watering restrictions, including requesting exemption permits and tips on how to conserve water, please visit www.coquitlam.ca/h2o.


Media contact:
Steffanie Warriner
Manager, Environmental Services Division
Engineering and Public Works