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Monday, October 31 - Sunday, November 6
Based on the data from Frisco’s weather station, no watering is recommended this week due to the recent rainfall.

Time-of-day Watering Guidelines
Irrigation controllers should be set to run before 10 a.m., or after 6 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time (DST). Running your sprinklers in the early morning and evening helps minimize water loss due to evaporation.

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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Happy Halloween!

Fall is a busy time of year. Between this evening’s trick-or-treat festivities and the bustle of preparation for the upcoming holiday season, be sure to post a reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6th, and it is time to set your clocks back by one hour.

While changing the clocks around your home, make sure to also replace batteries in your smoke detectors and sprinkler controller. Now is also a good time to check your rain and freeze shut-off sensor to confirm it is in good working order. 

After Daylight Saving Time ends, Frisco relaxes its watering time-of-day restrictions. During the winter months, in the unlikely event that weather station data indicates that watering is needed, watering during warmer daylight hours minimizes the risk of water running into streets and sidewalks when temperatures could dip below the freezing point. Keep in mind, running sprinkler systems during rain events or freezing temperatures creates potentially dangerous conditions for drivers and pedestrians, and is a water violation in Frisco.

With the cooler temperatures fall brings, annuals have already gone to seed, and perennials are transitioning into winter dormancy. Because of our naturally rainy winters, dormant plants can easily rely on natural rainfall, and sprinkler systems can be turned off until spring (typically around March of the following year).

Enjoy the break from lawn work, and turn your sprinkler system off!
You've got questions. Normally our licensed irrigators have answers, but this week our answer is from Kevin Nethercutt, Water Maintenance Supervisor with Public Works.

This week's question:

My client, located in Frisco is having noticeable “rust” colored rings and deposits (in the toilets) and therefore have some concerns.  She has a whole Home water system but before we can utilize their options, we would like to request a most recent water quality report for her service area. Potentially looking for high iron? Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

At this time of year, Public Works receives numerous calls concerning this issue. We post our annual water reports on the City website, but what your client is most likely dealing with is an airborne bacteria called "Serratia Marcescens". While usually harmless, this bacteria does form when environmental conditions favor growth, such as now. 

Serratia Marcescens does not survive in chlorinated water but will form in water that has sat long enough for the chlorine in it to dissipate, such as unflushed toilet bowl water. Below is an excellent infographic from the Gwinnet County Water Resources Laboratory in Georgia discussing the topic:

Kevin Nethercutt, Water Maintenance Supervisor

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Water levels in Lavon Lake, our primary water source, remain low. Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation.
Join us for Frisco's quarterly cleanup event on Saturday, November 5th from 8AM-12PM!

Learn more about residency requirements, time restrictions, and what items are eligible for drop-off by visiting the Chunk Your Junk website or calling Environmental Services at 972-292-5900.
Irrigation Sprinkler Checkups  & Valve Locate Services

Conserve water and save money! Frisco's licensed irrigators offer free inspections to residents. 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 will begin 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 144.
Last week, the GPCD was 195.
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!
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