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Monday, August 22 - Sunday, August 28
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 is impacted by the NTMWD request to limit outdoor watering.
 
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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As your kids head into the fall semester and get back into the learning groove, keep those “teachable moments” going at home by educating them about being good stewards of our local water resources.

Shorter showers in the morning. Though indoor water use pales in comparison to outdoor use in Frisco, unless kids are helping with outdoor watering and sprinkler systems, showers are an easy way to observe their daily water use (especially for teenagers). If your showers experience a morning waiting list, a bath timer can not only save water and money, but might also help keep the peace in your household!

Consider recycled school supplies. Since the industrial processing (such as pulp extraction and bleaching of fibers) has already been done for recycled paper and plastic products, less water is needed to reprocess and manufacture them into recycled materials – making them a WaterWise choice.

Be on the lookout for wasted water. Though faculty and staff keep a watchful eye, school facilities can cover large areas, and students are sometimes the first to see that maintenance is needed somewhere on campus. Kids can help identify potential leaks in drinking fountains, toilets, and sprinkler systems, saving water and money for our schools. Talk to your kids about telling an adult, such as a teacher or custodian if they see water waste at school.

Encourage young WaterWise kids to join their school's environmental science club, or to talk to a teacher about incorporating a native plant garden somewhere on campus. As a bonus point, native plant gardens also attract birds and local pollinators, making them an excellent location for outdoor learning labs.
You've got questions. Our licensed irrigators have answers. 

This week's question:

I'd like to turn off my sprinkler since it rained this week although it's been set. Does that affect anything the irrigators have done to it?

Answer: 
Yes, you may go ahead and set the controller to the OFF position if you would like, in fact it is a good idea. It sounds like you keep good control of your watering schedule as far as making sure that you're not over watering. Remember to set it back to the Run/Auto position when you are ready to start watering again. It will not change any of the settings, it will just simply continue with its originally scheduled program.


- Jesus Tapia Licensed Irrigation Inspector

Want your questions answered? Email us at waterwise@friscotexas.gov.
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.

Alert: 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 (Ordinance 19-04-34 Section 8).

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 goes 9-11 a.m. *Volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt, while supplies last!*
FREE Irrigation Sprinkler Checkups - Watch for changes coming later this year!
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 through September. 

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 249.
Last week, the GPCD was 276.
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.
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