(March 7, 2014) Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on Sunday, March 9, meaning one less hour of sleep, one more hour of sunshine and new settings for our lawn sprinkler systems.
During DST, outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is limited to once-per-week, but only if necessary, on trash collection day. Watering is not permitted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more about Stage 3 restrictions.
*This spring and summer, it’s critical that we use water efficiently and don’t waste water,” said Gary Hartwell, director of the City of Frisco’s Public Works Department. “The goal of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is to avoid moving into Stage 4 restrictions. We need everyone to water only during the specified hours and only on their trash day. We also recommend they check our website regularly to see whether they even need to water their lawns that particular week.”
As a member of the NTMWD, Frisco remains under Stage 3 restrictions outlined in the district’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plans. The region has struggled to keep up with water demand in recent years because of below-normal precipitation since 2010 and a lack of access to water from Lake Texoma due to the presence of zebra mussels.