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City of Vancouver Handing Out $250 Fines For Water Wasters

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The City of Vancouver is taking the recent Stage 3 water ban very serious and cracking down on violators.

Metro Vancouver issued Stage 3 restrictions earlier this week, which ultimately banned local residents from:

  • Sprinkling their lawn
  • Washing your vehicles on your property, or boats
  • Filling personal swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Private and commercial pressure washing
  • Watering vegetables gardens, flowers, and trees with the use of a sprinkler or hose.

To play fair, the City has stopped watering local parks and cemeteries, as well as limiting spray park operations.

While some residents are taking the ban more serious than others, there are quite a few who have ignored the ban or are not aware. To remind them, the City of Vancouver reportedly has 14 bylaw officers patrolling the streets to find and fine the water wasters.

According to city officials, over 30 fines and 1400 warnings have been issued since the restriction came into effect. Each fine is a hefty $250.

While we all want green lawn this summer, it’s important to look at the big picture and the serious water shortage B.C. is currently facing.

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