2015 Sprinkling Restrictions

To ensure an adequate supply through the long dry summer and early fall months, the District of Mission restricts outdoor watering.

District of Mission residents can water their lawns twice a week from June 15 to September 15.

Even numbered addresses water Wednesday and Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ONLY
Odd-numbered addresses water Thursday and Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ONLY

Watering Restrictions Graphic 2014

Lawn and garden irrigation by use of hose connected sprinklers, soaker hoses  or automatic in-ground sprinklers is permitted except in accordance with the above restrictions.

  • All hoses must be equipped with spring-loaded shut off devices
  • Applications for permits to irrigate newly seeded or turfed lawns outside the above permitted days but within the restricted hours may be made at the Engineering Department. The permit is for a two week period and there is a fee of $102 or July and August. 2015 Water Sprinkling permit application
  • Irrigation with a hand held wand or a hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut-off devise is not restricted.

For more information please see Our Water Matters http://www.ourwatermatters.ca/index.php?page_id=81

If you wish to report a violation of the outdoor watering restrictions, please phone the Public Works 24 hour emergency number at 604-820-3761.

 Water Conservation Tips

Hand Watering: Use of a hand-held wand or hose equipped with a spring-loaded shut off device is permitted for watering flowers, shrubs and vegetables. Rain Barrels - Rain barrels are available at the Abbotsford Mission Recycling Depot. A hose can be connected to the rain barrel or use the water to hand water. Please call the Recycling Depot for price and availability.