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Monday, August 15 - Sunday, August 21
Water demands are often highest during the month of August and without continued and aggressive conservation, water demands may surpass the facilities’ ability to deliver sufficient volumes. Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation as the region enters the height of the summer demand season..
The data from Frisco’s weather station recommends no watering needed this week. With the heavy rainfall we received there is plenty of moisture in the ground for the grass. If you do choose to water, please don’t run your automatic sprinkler system more than one day this week on your regularly scheduled trash collection day. This week’s is impacted by the NTMWD request to limit outdoor watering.
I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for working hard to reduce their water usage. Last week the gallons per capita daily aka how many gallons the average Frisco resident uses on a daily basis was 310 gallons per day. This week we jumped down to 276, which is awesome! Thank you for your support and your efforts in bringing out water consumption down!
Time-of-day watering guidelines are critical this time of year!
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.

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Our soils are constantly subjected to the forces of wind and water. These forces combine to produce some of the most geologically spectacular vistas in our world. That said, most Frisco residents would prefer canyons and gullies not open up in their home landscape.

As water from rain (or sprinkler systems) travels over the ground, it picks up soil particles and carries them away from your landscape – leading to erosion. This effect is even more significant in sloping areas, where water runoff carves gullies and has the potential to uproot plants.

The erosion of top soil leads to bare areas that plants have trouble growing in, which lead to more bare areas – contributing to a vicious cycle of soil loss in your landscape. However, soils can be protected from erosion with a little preventative maintenance.

One of the greatest enemies of exposed topsoil is fast-moving water. Slowing water down during heavy rainfall events has two distinct advantages: it prevents soil particles from being picked up and carried away, and also gives the water itself more time to infiltrate the soil – where it can be used by plants. Diverting rainwater from downspouts through rainwater harvesting can slow the flow of heavy rainfall during our gully washers and help to control erosion. As a side bonus, this water can be stored for future use on your plants.

For gentle slopes, the best anchors to prevent erosion are plants with extensive fibrous root systems, which function like a net for the surrounding soil. Mulch can also be used to anchor soil on moderate slopes. Apply approximately two inches of mulch in areas experiencing erosion. Mulch particle sizes are larger than soil and are not as easily carried away during heavy rain events. In addition, mulch protects soils and enhances water infiltration.  

We can’t control heavy rain events, but we can avoid contributing to problems caused by them. Keep in mind that every time water runoff occurs from the operation of your sprinkler system, soil particles are taken along with it, exacerbating erosion problems. To prevent this, water only when necessary, and make sure to water only to the point that the soils are saturated to avoid runoff.

You've got questions. Our licensed irrigators have answers. 

This week's question: How do I check for leaks in my sprinkler system.

The easiest way to spot a big leak is to run a test of your system for two minutes and watch each zone while it runs. If you notice water coming up from around the heads, low pressure on a zone, or water beginning to come up from the ground, then obviously you have a leak. Some leaks are not as visible and requires someone who knows what to look for. The best way is to schedule a Free Sprinkler Checkup and have one of our licensed irrigators come out go through the system.

- Julian Posada, Licensed Irrigation Inspector

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Alert: Chunk Your Junk on 8/20

Join us for Frisco's quarterly cleanup event on Saturday, August 20th 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. The drop-off line closes at 11:30AM, event ends at Noon.
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 276.
Last week, the GPCD was 310.
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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