Residents may apply for a water exemption to the day-of-week watering restrictions in the case of new construction or severe erosion control. If approved, the request will allow daily watering up to 30 days from the date of installation. All water consumption during this time is the responsibility of the account holder. Requests should be submitted prior to the purchase or scheduling of new landscape installation. Exemptions beyond 30 days of installation will not be considered.
Per the City of Frisco's Water Management Plan, installing new sod and over-seeding are not permitted during Stage 3 Water Restrictions. Submitting a water exemption request does not guarantee approval. During Stage 3, exemptions are not required if you choose to hand water daily to establish new plant material.
It is important to consider the drought conditions and current lake levels prior to making a large investment in your landscape. The wisest course of action may be to wait to install new landscaping until drought conditions have improved.
Water Restrictions Still Apply
The water restrictions of the Water Management Plan apply even when an exemption for new landscaping is granted:
- No watering from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- No water runoff flowing away from property.
- No watering of impervious surfaces such as streets, alleys, driveways, sidewalks,
parking lots, etc.
- No watering during precipitation or at temperatures below 40°F.
- Hand watering with a hose, soaker hoses, and drip/bubbler systems are permitted
for up to two hours daily.
Requesting an Exemption
To request a watering exemption, complete the form provided in the link. Additional supporting documents (construction permits, invoices, receipts for landscape materials) are required with the request form. In the case of severe erosion, photographs may be required.
At the end of the approved exemption period, a free sprinkler system checkup will be required to return your system to a watering schedule in compliance with current water restrictions.
Water Exemption Request Form (download PDF)
Send your completed form and documentation to the Public Works Department by email, fax, or mail. Once your form is received, it will be reviewed within five business days, and you will be notified about the status of your exemption approval.
City of Frisco, Water Exemption Form
11300 Research Road
Frisco, TX 75034
For more information, please call the Department of Public Works at 972-292-5800 or email us at email@example.com.