Connect a timer to your hose-fed sprinkler and set it according to your allowed watering days and times to automatically turn your water on and off.
Cost $55 tax included
On/off button to use like a faucet
Programmable to a 7-day watering calendar
Uses one 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Works with low pressure drip and soaker hoses
Proof of Coquitlam residency is required.
Where to Purchase
You can email or call 604-927-3546 to arrange payment and pickup.
Tips for a Healthy Lawn
Aerate your lawn in the spring to allow grass roots access to air, water, and nutrients.
Consider replacing all or part of your lawn with a grass alternative that requires less water and maintenance. Visit growgreenguide.ca for ideas.
Gold is the new green! Let your lawn naturally go dormant in the summer by reducing sprinkling. It will turn green again in the fall.
Harvest rainwater using a rain barrel and use it to water your lawn and garden.
A healthy lawn only needs about one hour of watering, including rain, per week.
Mow your lawn 3 inches high and leave grass clippings on your lawn to encourage deep roots and to minimize water loss.
Plant your new lawn in spring or fall to encourage growth while reducing watering needs.
Tips for a Water Wise Garden
Ask your local garden centre to recommend native and drought-tolerant plants that can survive in hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Cover your garden bed with mulch to minimize water loss, suppress weeds, and insulate plants in the winter.
Group drought-resistant plants together and water-loving plants together in your garden.
Use drip irrigation in your garden to maximize watering efficiency.
Water by hand using a hose with automatic shut-off nozzle or a watering container instead of a sprinkler to direct water to your plants’ roots and reduce evaporation. If using a sprinkler, check regularly for broken sprinkler heads to avoid overwatering your garden.
Weed regularly to remove weeds that can compete with your plants for nutrients and water.
Use watering bags to water trees in the summer to encourage root growth and minimize water loss.
General Water Wise tips
If it doesn’t grow, it doesn’t need watering. Direct your sprinkler away from sidewalks and roads.
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways, decks, patios and sidewalks.
Wash your car using a bucket of water, and make sure the hose is fitted with an automatic shutoff nozzle.
Shortening your shower by two minutes can save about 460 litres of water in one month.
Run your dishwasher only when it is full. A half-full dishwasher uses the same amount of water as a full one.
Leave a pitcher of water in the fridge instead of running the tap for cold water.
Run full (but not crammed) loads in the washing machine. A full load uses less water than two half loads.