Due to this past week’s heavy rains

Watering ban lifted with heavy rainfall

Due to this past week’s heavy rains, Abbotsford and Mission are dropping down their water-use restrictions.

  • Fri Sep 4th, 2015 8:00am
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Due to this past week’s heavy rains, Abbotsford and Mission are dropping down their water-use restrictions.

Over 330 mm of rain fell on Dickson Lake, the municipalities’ water source, from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1, according to the city. Due to how much the lake’s water level has risen, some lawn watering will now be allowed

Water use restrictions are now dropped down to Stage 2, from the Stage 3 restrictions which were in place since June 29. Stage 2 allows lawn sprinkling twice a week, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Even-numbered addresses can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and odd-numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays.

New permits will once again be issued to property owners with newly seeded or sodded lawns who wish to water daily.

Stage 2 restrictions were adopted from May 1 to Sept. 30 this year, one month earlier than the usual period of June 1 to Sept. 30, due to a smaller-than-usual winter snow pack.