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Monday, September 12 - Sunday, September 18
The data from Frisco’s weather station recommends watering once this week for .25 inches, on your regularly scheduled trash collection day.

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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Does your sprinkler system run when you least expect it? Are you mystified by controller-run time settings for your lawn?

When it comes to your landscape, more water doesn’t equate to a healthier lawn. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 50 percent of water used outdoors is wasted. In Texas, much of the water applied through automatic irrigation systems is never absorbed because sprinkler systems are set with run times that are too long. Soils become saturated, and the water simply runs off your lawn and into the street, unused.

Like a computer, sprinkler systems require not only functioning “hardware,” like properly aligned sprinkler heads and intact drip irrigation lines, but also appropriately programmed “software,” like the programming schedule on your controller. In addition, with so much new technology coming onto the market, it can be hard to know the difference from one controller to the next.

In Frisco, a great way to learn more about your sprinkler system is to schedule a free sprinkler checkup. During the checkup, Frisco’s licensed irrigators will confirm that your sprinkler system “hardware” is in good working order, make adjustments to the settings on your controller to make sure that the “software” is well-programmed, and provide guidance for making adjustments to the settings on your controller. Use the myFrisco app or call 972-292-5800 to schedule your appointment.

With a little work, you can ensure your sprinkler system is operating smoothly and efficiently.
The City of Frisco has a program to help residents be Water Wise. It offers a free program that helps save water and money. Learn how to request a free sprinkler system check-up and how to be Water Wise by going to
You've got questions. Our licensed irrigators have answers. 

This week's question:

What causes my sprinklers to “mist” when I water so much that I can see a rainbow?

Misting turns the normal spray pattern from a sprinkler head into a cloud of tiny water droplets. This mist is then distorted by wind or evaporates, wasting valuable water. The most common problem is high pressure on the zone or irrigation system. In addition to wasting water, high pressure can cause damage to the sprinklers.

To reduce the pressure on the system, a pressure regulator can be installed at the zone valve or on the mainline which will reduce the pressure on the zone(s). An alternative solution could be to use pressure regulated heads which will regulate the pressure within the optimal range at the head.

- Jo Ostertag, Senior Licensed Irrigation Inspector

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Water levels in Lavon Lake, our primary water source, remain low in spite of recent rainfall. Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation.

Help Keep Frisco Beautiful this Fall with out Second Annual Stream Clean!

Litter is by far the most common form of stormwater pollution, but YOU can make a difference! If you’re a Frisco family, organization, business, community, or someone who cares: join us for Stream Clean on October 15. Cleanup is from 9-11 a.m.
*Volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt, while supplies last!*
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 208.
Last week, the GPCD was 190.
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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