Outdoor Water Use
Do you know when to water your lawn? Conserving water helps protect the environment and keeps reserves full.
Even numbered street addresses are restricted to watering on even numbered calendar days.
Odd numbered street addresses are restricted to watering on odd numbered calendar days.
Freshly laid sod and newly planted shrubs and trees are exempt from such restrictions for a four-week period.
Watering is allowed from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on any permitted calendar day.
Industrial, commercial and institutional properties
Watering is restricted to a maximum period of three hours between midnight and 7 a.m. on any permitted calendar day.
During times when water use needs to be restricted further, it will be implemented in stages as follows:
- Should a "Water Advisory" be issued, all residents will be asked to refrain from any outdoor water use.
- Should an "Outdoor Water Use Ban" be enacted, the outdoor use of water is prohibited, and residents found violating the ban will be charged. The maximum fine for violating an Outdoor Water Use Ban issued under By-law 106-2022 (PDF) is $5,000.
- To report an infraction, please call Access Vaughan at 905-832-2281.
Note: Exemptions are in place for certain businesses and functions.