Waterwise Tips

"Waterwise Tips"  is a virtual program series from the City of Frisco's Waterwise program!  These virtual programs are designed so that you, as a Frisco resident, will have a better understanding of how to conserve and protect Frisco's water and stormwater, while putting more money back into your pocket! Below you will find many helpful tips to save water at home – from your faucets to your outdoor automatic irrigation system. 

Episodes 

There are many ways to use water wisely in Frisco! Whether you use a hose, a sprinkler, or an automatic irrigation system, you can water more efficiently by following a few "Waterwise" tips from Water Man Wilson!

New episodes will be featured in Frisco’s Waterwise newsletter each month. Stay up-to-date on Frisco’s weekly watering recommendations and Waterwise programs!  Subscribe to the Waterwise Newsletter .  Check out all our "Waterwise Tips" videos on the City's YouTube channel.

Episode 1: Winterwise Household Tips

Join Water Man Wilson as he shows you ways to water wisely in winter! Our first episode, "Winterwise Household Tips," is all about winter water conservation in Frisco, with a focus on saving both water and money. 

Episode 2: Crape Myrtle Pruning Tips

This episode, "Crape Myrtle Pruning Tips," features guest speaker Helena Erickson: a Frisco resident, horticulturist and active member of the Frisco Garden Club.  In this episode, Helena teaches us WHEN, WHERE and HOW to safely prune crape myrtle trees in the home landscape.

Episode 3: Nandina Pruning Tips

This episode,"Nandina Pruning Tips," features guest speaker Helena Erickson: a Frisco resident, horticulturist and active member of the Frisco Garden Club.  In this episode, Helena teaches us how “cane pruning” nandina shrubs creates a softer, more natural shape that requires less maintenance in the long-run.

Episode 4: Frisco's Stormwater

This episode, "Frisco's Stormwater," we’ll learn more about our stormwater, and why it’s so important to keep it pollution-free.  The term stormwater refers to surface water that flows across the land into creeks, rivers and lakes. When it rains, stormwater runoff picks up pollutants such as litter, fertilizer, grass clippings or pet waste and carries them down the storm drain. Storm drains channel water directly into the waterway without any treatment or filtration. It will eventually find its way to area lakes, which are the primary water supply for most cities in Texas.

Episode 5: How to Replace a Toilet Flapper

Want to know one of the biggest water wasters in your house and how to fix it? A toilet flapper is the part of your toilet that seals the opening between the tank and the toilet bowl. When the toilet is flushed, a rubber tank ball or flapper lifts out of the way, and water rushes into the bowl. An old, worn tank ball or flapper is prone to leaks and the best way to fix it is to replace it. Mike is here to teach you "How to Replace a Toilet Flapper."