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Monday, July 11 - Sunday, July 17
Based on City of Frisco weather station data: We recommend watering .5 inches on your regular watering day (about 2 cycles using the Cycle and Soak Method).

Time of day watering guidelines apply now that it's Daylight Savings Time (DST). Irrigation controllers should be adjusted for the time change. Do not set them to run between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Running your sprinklers in the early morning and evening helps minimize water loss due to evaporation.

 
Join us for a FREE WaterWise Workshop! Space is limited. Learn more and register with the links below:
"Nozzles" direct the flow of water from each sprinkler head to make sure the water you pay for falls onto your lawn, instead of running off down your driveway, sidewalk, or street. Do you have a damaged nozzle or a spray pattern that isn’t watering an area correctly?  The City of Frisco's irrigation team is here to demonstrate “How to Replace a Nozzle”

The nozzle of a typical pop-up sprinkler head sits on top of the riser or stem. The stem is the tube-like part that pops up from the head while the sprinkler is running. The nozzle determines the pattern and throw of the water that comes out of it. While there are many different types of nozzles on the market, we’ll discuss the most common type for residential homes.

Fixed nozzles have a pattern that cannot be altered. They come in many different patterns and distances. The pattern and throw distance are indicated on top of the nozzle. The number indicates distance, and the letter describes the pattern. For example, “10 F” means that the nozzle throws a distance of 10 feet in a full circle. Similarly, “12 H” describes a nozzle that throws 12 feet in a half circle.  

If you are having a problem with a nozzle that doesn’t seem to be spraying properly, don’t be afraid to replace it with a new one. Nozzles can be purchased at a local irrigation supply store.

Have more questions about nozzles? Schedule your FREE Sprinkler System Check-up and have Frisco’s own Licensed Irrigators come out and answer them for you, so that you too, can be WaterWise.

 
It’s important to test your sprinklers regularly and check for broken or damaged nozzles. This can help save water and money if fixed! There are different types of nozzles that are made for certain areas in the yard.
For months you've gotten their advice, now it is time to meet the Licensed Irrigators answering your questions!

This week's Licensed Irrigator:
Jesus Tapia



Bio: Jesus comes from a family of Irrigators and has been in the Irrigation Industry for over 15 years. He has been with the city for nearly two years. His favorite pass time is to enjoy a good movie with his family.
You've got questions. Our licensed irrigators have answers. 

This week's question:
There is a sub pump that removes water when the level reaches a certain height. Sometimes I hear water running into the tank as I am standing next to the tank. I suspect the water is coming from either the drip system in my flower bed or the foundation drip line. Once the source can be isolated, how can this be remedied.  There is a great deal of water that is pumped to street which is not good.

Answer: I would recommend testing each station one at a time to determine the exact zone with the possible problem. Then contact any of your local Sprinkler Companies to fix the leak. You can also log into the Dallas irrigation Association to contact a licensed Irrigator for repair help.

- Jesus Tapia, Licensed Irrigation Inspector



Want your questions answered? Email us at waterwise@friscotexas.gov.
FREE Irrigation Sprinkler Checkups
Conserve water and save money! Frisco's licensed irrigators offer free inspections to residents. Please be aware that our free Sprinkler Checkup program is extremely popular and there is currently a wait list going into August. 

Use the myFrisco app or call 972-292-5800 to schedule your 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 286.
Last week, the GPCD was 264.
2022 Water Quality Report
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.
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