Water conservation is important to everyone. Conserving water not only benefits our natural ecosystems but also helps residents save money. The City of Coquitlam provides residents with a variety of opportunities to conserve water through lawn sprinkling regulations, offering rain barrels and water wise kits at reasonable rates, and providing a Toilet Replacement Rebate Program.Lawn sprinkling and water use regulations are necessary to maintain water pressure to all customers. Water restrictions help reduce peak demands on the water distribution system, thus reducing operating costs and deferring construction of new water supply and transmission facilities.
The new regulations proposed and advertised by Metro Vancouver have been adopted by the City of Coquitlam. The new regulations are as follows:
ODD numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Between the hours of: 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (One hour of watering a week is sufficient to maintain a healthy lawn).
EVEN numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional properties are all required to follow these regulations. The City has water restrictions to:
- Help sustain water for present and future generations.
- Accommodate for the region's inability to capture, store and distribute water because of the limited capacity of the City's watersheds.
- Decrease operating costs and defer construction of new water supply and transmission facilities.
- Help stabilize the increase in water consumption that takes place during the summer months.
- Maintain consistent water pressure to customers
Engineering and Public Works Customer Service
For inquiries or to report a damaged or leaking water service, please contact Engineering and Public Works Customer Service 24 hours a day/7 days a week at: Phone: 604-927-3500If you have just planted a new lawn and water restrictions are in effect, you can request a temporary exemption from the City.
For more tips on natural and waterwise yard care, visit www.metrovancouver.org or call 604-432-6200.
To arrange for a temporary exemption:
- Contact City Hall at Customer Service Operations at 604- 927-3500
- Cost is $25 for single residential lots and individual townhouse units, and $150 for apartments, multi-family complexes, commercial, industrial or institutional property
Temporary Permit Guidelines
- Permits are valid for only three weeks from the permit issue date
- A one-time renewal is available for $25 for single residential lots and individual townhouse units or $150 for apartments, multi-family complexes, commercial, industrial or institutional property
- Watering times with a permit are every day for 21 days between the hours of 4:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.