York Region of GTA Outdoor Water Use Bylaws

For the new comers of York Region of GTA in Canada, if nobody remind them, they will not know there is laws limit the outdoor water usage. Yes, it is true, you can not use your water “freely” in outdoor even you think you are using your own water.

For example, here is the Outdoor Water-Use Bylaw in Vaughan area:

– Lawn watering is allowed between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on odd/even days
– Industrial, commercial and institutional properties: Watering is restricted to a maximum period of three hours between midnight to 7 a.m. on any permitted calendar day
– Four-week grace period for new sod and seed
(The Bylaw is in effect from May 15 to September 30 every year )

If the resident moved from Toronto area, he/she mostly will not know this Outdoor Water-Use Bylaw. He/She will not know the outdoor water-use will ONLY allowed in other day which match the house number. For example, if the owner’s house number is 24, the owner is ONLY allowed to use water in outdoor on even days (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.)

All other local municipalities in York Region released their local Outdoor Water-Use Bylaws. Please check this official York Region government web page.


Do NOT miss the Bylaws after you move in a new area.