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Monday, December 19th - Sunday, December 25th
*** The National Weather Service is predicting wind chill temperatures below 0° F later this week. Please make sure your sprinkler systems are turned off and exposed pipes (such as drip lines or exterior water bibs) are covered with an insulating material! ***
Based on the data from Frisco’s weather station, no watering is recommended this week due to the recent rainfall.

Watering Schedule Map - Set Your Controller - Cycle & Soak Watering - Free Sprinkler Checkup
Join us for these FREE Events & Workshops! Space is limited. Learn more and register with the links below:
Remember to collect and properly dispose of your fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) to prevent a plumbing nightmare before Christmas.

F.O.G. begins as an easy-to-drain liquid when hot, but quickly solidifies and hardens as it cools.   If poured down your kitchen drain, these materials harden in sewer pipes and can cause them to clog and back up into your home or yard. 

To prevent sewer system overflows from putting a damper on your holiday cheer, don’t pour leftover F.O.G. down any drains that lead to our municipal sewer system.

Safely dispose of F.O.G. by collecting food scraps and excess grease in a sealable container, such as a mason jar, and drop it off at the City of Frisco’s Environmental Collection Center. For grease that remains on cookware, scrape or wipe off the material with a paper towel and dispose of it in your trash can before rinsing the cookware in cold water.

Happy Holidays from our WaterWise team to you and your family!
As we head into the holidays, Frisco Environmental Services wants to remind us that we can recycle used cooking oil at its facility at 6616 Walnut St. It’s as simple as dropping off cardboard and plastic bags.
You've got questions and our Licensed Irrigators have answers.

This week's question:

I suspect I have a leak inside my house. Do you have any recommendations on how I can find it?


The number one source of leaks on a residential property is the irrigation system. Even when the sprinklers are turned off at the controller, if you have a broken pipe on the line then the water will be flowing through that broken pipe and into the ground. Your water meter doesn't see the sprinklers are turned off, all it sees is that water is flowing through the line, and it will charge accordingly! The easiest way to determine if you have a leaking irrigation system is to ask your irrigation/landscaping team to check the double check valve and the water meter. If you do not have an irrigation/landscaping team then you can find someone on the Licensed and Insured Irrigators list on the City of Frisco's website. If they do not find signs of a leak in your irrigation system, then this leads up to common problem number two.
The second most common source for a water leak isn't a broken pipe, it’s a running toilet. Running toilets can account for anywhere from 5 gallons per hour to over 50 gallons per hour of lost water. 5 gallons per hour is roughly $40 on your water bill at the end of the month. 50 gallons per hour can equal over $300 per month! If you can actively hear a toilet flowing when it hasn't been flushed, that means it is going through a minimum of 10-15 gallons per hour (about $50-$100). The easiest way to test your toilets is by doing the dye test. Grab some food coloring and drop 2 drops into the toilet reservoir/tank and then wait 15 minutes (making sure no one flushes the toilet). After 15 minutes check the toilet bowl itself. If the water in the toilet bowl has changed color then it means you have a busted flapper (the seal on the inside of the toilet tank that stops water from flowing). A broken flapper costs less than $10 to replace and 10 minutes of watching a YouTube tutorial to fix it. Here are a couple of videos showing how to turn off the water to just the house, do a dye test, and how to replace a broken flapper:
 Other locations to check for leaks:
  • Dripping shower heads and faucets
  • Check your hose bib on the outside of the house for drips
  • Check your refrigerator's water line for drips
  • Check your water softener/water filter (especially if it is outside!)
 Thank you for reaching out to us and we hope you find this useful!

Ted Pick Jr, WaterWise Educator and Outreach Coordinator

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Valve Locate Services

Conserve water and save money! For a limited time, WaterWise Licensed Irrigators are offering a FREE Irrigation Valve Locate Service. During this visit, our irrigators will attempt to locate irrigation valves, test your solenoid and rain/freeze sensor, and reset your controller if needed. Use the myFrisco app or call 972-292-5800 to schedule your appointment today!

*Appointments began November 1st but residents may schedule today.

Please note that due to time constraints, irrigators will not be able to perform a full Sprinkler System Check-up or find broken or nicked wires during a Valve locate appointment.
GPCD: Frisco's Water Statistics
The average daily water usage per person in Frisco is known as the GPCD. Calculations are obtained by dividing the total number of gallons used in Frisco by our city's population.

This week in Frisco, the GPCD was 103.
Last week, the GPCD was 110.
2022 Water Quality Report
Frisco water meets with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. Learn more by reviewing the Superior Rating. The City of Frisco is proud to let its customers know they receive safe, high-quality drinking water. Frisco’s water system has an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

To learn more about how Frisco keeps your drinking water clean, check out the City's most recent Progress in Motion video!

Overseeding is Prohibited in Frisco

Save money and water by letting your lawn go dormant this fall and winter. Overseeding your lawn with cool season grasses, such as rye and fescue, is prohibited in the City of Frisco. The exception is for erosion control and public spaces where safety is a concern. (Ordinance 19-04-34 Section 8).
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