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'Stage 2' Drought Restrictions Effective August 19 

(August 19, 2011) Effective today, August 19, the City of Frisco is in Stage 2 drought restrictions at the direction of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Frisco’s Stage 2 water restrictions call for a 5% reduction in water use by mandating residents take the following actions:

Restrictions apply to automatic sprinkler systems. 

· Limit outdoor watering to two-days-per-week, which coincides with residents’ trash service day plus an additional day (See www.friscotexas.gov/water to determine your additional outdoor watering day).

· Do not water outside between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

· Do not allow water to flow away from property.

· Do not water hard surfaces, like streets and driveways.  

Hand watering, soaker hoses and drip/bubbler systems, used to protect home foundations or tend to trees and shrubs, are allowed anytime of the year.

“Following Stage 2 drought restrictions should be routine for Frisco residents since we have been living by our mandatory, two-days-a-week outdoor watering restrictions since July 1 of this year,” said Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works.  “Our annual restrictions are part of our year-round, Water Efficiency Plan, which is included in our overall Water Management Plan.  As a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), we’re imposing Stage 2 drought restrictions because the district is experiencing supply issues.”

NTMWD announced Stage 2 restrictions effective August 1 as a result of:

·  temporary loss of raw water supply due to invasive zebra mussels;

·  continued drought;

·  record usage for the district;

·  approaching treatment plant capacity during high consumption periods.  

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Frisco, Texas 75034
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