(November 1, 2013) The City of Frisco reminds residents to reset outdoor sprinkler system clocks when they turn back their indoor clocks this Sunday, Nov. 3 (at 2 a.m.). That's when Central Stadard Time (CST) begins.
Under CST, there are no ‘time of day’ restrictions for outdoor watering in the City of Frisco; however, Frisco remains under Stage 3 water restrictions, at the request of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) due to declining lake levels.
Under Stage 3, outdoor watering is limited to once a week, on residents’ individual trash day, but only if needed.
“We suggest residents consider turning their sprinkler systems to the ‘OFF’ position,” said Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works. “This time of year, there are fewer hours during daylight and plants and grasses go dormant.”
Planting and watering cool season grasses, such as rye, are not permitted under Stage 3.
Since Stage 3 was initiated in June, Frisco has saved about 1.06 billion gallons of water compared to the same period last year (June – October). The NTMWD asked its 13 member cities, as well as customer cities, to reduce annual consumption by at least 10-percent. Frisco exceeded the 10-percent goal, despite its ever-increasing population growth.
“We want to thank residents for helping us answer the district’s call-to-action,” said Hartwell. “Frisco residents and businesses cut water use by 11.1 percent during the last fiscal year, which ended September.
Hartwell encourages residents to consider other seasonal, landscaping tips:
· Reset sprinkler controllers.
· Change controller batteries.
· Check rain/freeze sensors, including batteries.
· Remember no ‘time-of-day’ restrictions are in effect.
· Adhere to Stage 3 restrictions.
Residents can subscribe to weekly watering recommendations by going online at www.FriscoTexas.gov/Water