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Monday, November 7 - Sunday, November 13
Based on the data from Frisco’s weather station, no watering is recommended this week due to the recent rainfall.

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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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Autumn is here and cooler temperatures are around the bend. Let your blooming fall annuals shine in your landscaping as your lawn “goes blonde” for the season. Dormancy is a natural process that does not harm your grass.

While it may be tempting to keep your lawn green year-round, the City of Frisco prohibits
overseeding with cool season grasses, such as winter rye and fescue. Maintaining cool season grasses throughout the winter requires regular irrigation and taxes the soil. Turning off your sprinkler system and allowing your lawn to go dormant conserves water and saves you money!

Refraining from winter overseeding can also improve your lawn’s lushness in warmer months. Even while dormant, warm season grasses, such as bermuda and zoysia, benefit from not sharing nutrients and water resources with cool season grasses. This reduced competition encourages warm season grasses to grow back thicker and healthier in the spring.

Simply put, overseeding is not practical from a water-use or financial standpoint. As temperatures decrease this fall season, allow your water-use to decrease with them by turning off your sprinkler system.
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:

What is the difference between rotary sprinklers and spray sprinklers?

There are two types of rotor nozzles seen in residential irrigation. One is the single stream rotor which shoots a single stream of water anywhere between 15’ and 50’ and are used mainly in large areas. The other type of rotor seen in residential irrigation is the multiple position rotor or MP rotator. MP rotator sprinkler nozzles were designed to throw a larger stream of water droplet, to ensure better performance in the wind and are more efficient than a spray nozzle. 

It is important to note that different nozzle types have a different precipitation rate.  It is difficult to water the proper amount without knowing the precipitation rate.  Please schedule a sprinkler check up with the City to learn proper run times for your zone characteristics. 

Thank you for the question.

Kyle Poe, Senior Licensed Irrigator

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Due to the Frisco Community Parade, the Environmental Services offices and the Environmental Collection Center at 6616 Walnut Street will be closed Saturday, November 12.

Both facilities will reopen on Monday, November 14.
In observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, residential recycling and trash services will be delayed by one day.  This means Thursday services will move to Friday, and Friday services will move to Saturday. Regular service days will resume on Monday, November 28.

The Environmental Services offices and the Environmental Collection Center at 6616 Walnut Street will be closed November 24 - 26. Both facilities will reopen on Monday, November 28.
Beginning January 2023 WaterWise will implement scheduling changes to the free sprinkler system checkup program.
  • Residential addresses with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) as their last digit can schedule a free checkup during odd number years.
  • Residential addresses with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) as their last digit can schedule a free checkup during even number years.

Appointments are currently being accepted for 2023.  

The WaterWise free sprinkler system checkup program began in 2006 with one licensed irrigator. The program is very popular with Frisco residents and saves homeowners millions of gallons of water. Learn more about free sprinkler system checkups here, or use the myFrisco app to schedule an 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 138.
Last week, the GPCD was 144.
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!
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.
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