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Water Efficiency Plan 

The Water Efficiency Plan was developed to reduce the annual waste of water. 

Stage 2 Drought Restrictions Begin August 19.
Effective August 19, the City of Frisco is moving to Stage 2 drought restrictions in the Frisco Water Management Plan, at the direction of the North Texas Municipal Water District. See Stage 2 Drought Restrictions here.

Annual Summer Watering Restrictions
Frisco’s annual Summer Watering Restrictions are in effect now from July 1st through the end of September.

Day of Week Restrictions
Outdoor watering is permitted for a maximum two assigned days per week in July, August and September. The schedule is based on your trash day plus one additional assigned day. Non-residential customer watering days are based on location within the residential trash day zones. View the watering schedule map.

Time of Day Restrictions
Outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is not allowed between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
These watering times were adopted to reduce water waste during the heat of the day due to evaporation and high winds. The 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. hours help to offset the demand for indoor water use when residents are preparing for work and school.  


See this summary guide for the Water Efficiency Plan
 


Spring & Summer Watering Schedule (DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME)
When you adjust your clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), remember to adjust your sprinkler system controller for the time of day restrictions that begin with DST.   

Time of Day Restrictions
Outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is not allowed between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. during DST.

Day of Week Restrictions
The watering day schedule recommended until it becomes mandatory during July, August and September. The schedule is based on your trash day plus one additional assigned day. Non-residential customer watering days are based on location within the residential trash day zones. View the watering schedule map.

Other Guidelines
You may hand water your landscape with a shut-off nozzle, soaker hose and drip/bubbler system at any time, on any day.

Landscaping associated with new construction may be watered as necessary for 30 days from the time of installation. City approval is required.

Registered and properly operating smart controllers may irrigate without watering day restrictions, but not more than once every five days. Check the Smart Controller Program for more information.

Home car-washing is permitted at anytime with the use of a shut-off spray nozzle.

Normal use and maintenance of swimming pools are permitted.

Watering during the restricted hours is considered water waste and may result in a water waste violation.


Fall & Winter Watering Schedule (CENTRAL STANDARD TIME)
The city recommends the following guidelines:

Avoid outdoor watering between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

Once per week outdoor watering, if necessary, based on your residential trash day.

You may hand water your landscape with a shut-off nozzle, soaker hose and drip/bubbler system at any time, on any day.

Avoid planting cool season grasses.


Year-Round Restrictions

The following outdoor watering requirements are enforced year-round: 
-No watering of impervious surfaces like streets, parking lots, alleys, driveways, etc.
-No watering during precipitation or at temperatures below 40 F.
-No water runoff flowing away from property.


Year-Round Enforcement
Violations will be documented by city staff using time-stamped electronic photographs and filed for review.

First-time violations will receive a RED door-hanger with a $25 administrative fee included on the next available water bill. This fee will be waived with the completion of a free irrigation check-up within 30 days. Call the city’s licensed irrigator at 972-292-5844 to schedule the check-up.

Additional violations can include monetary penalties and disconnection of sprinkler systems.

Residents are encouraged to report water waste. You can help by anonymously submitting your observation through the Online Water Waste Report Form

City of Frisco, Texas
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6101 Frisco Square Blvd
Frisco, Texas 75034
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