Water Regulations

Water restriction level: Stage 1 (normal)

The Town automatically moves to Stage 1 Water Use Regulations on May 1st each year, regardless of the weather. This is to help even out water use throughout the year.

These water restrictions are part of a collaborative effort to ensure the entire Sunshine Coast has enough water throughout the year. Since water use is highest in the summer months, these regulations help to even out water use to conserve our drinking water and ensure that adequate water supply for firefighting be readily available and of sufficient volume and pressure if needed.

Stage 1 regulations allow for lawn watering as follows:

  • Even addresses may use water sprinklers or soaker hoses on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm.
  • Odd addresses may use water sprinklers or soaker hoses on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 7-9 am and 7-9 pm.
  • Hand watering, washing vehicles or boats, and washing exterior spaces, such as your driveway or windows, are allowed at any time, but ONLY with a container or hose with a spray-trigger nozzle.
  • Unestablished new lawns may require more water than is permitted under stage 1. Special permits can be obtained from Town Hall and displayed on the lawn.

Subsequent stages are put into place on an as-needed basis, depending on the rainfall received and water usage that occurs through the summer months.

New Lawn Permits: $25

To request a new lawn permit application form, please contact the Infrastructure Department at: infrastructure@gibsons.ca or call 604-886-2274

Report a Concern

If you have a concern about water conservation or sprinkling, please call 604-886-2274 or email us at: info@gibsons.ca.


Click the Outdoor Water Use Restrictions chart below to enlarge.