Preventing Water Waste

Here in Frisco, 70% of water use is related to irrigation. Using the cycle and soak method of watering, will help to reduce water waste. Remember that running your sprinklers for 30 minutes uses as much water as a four hour shower.

Small leaks in your sprinkler system can add up quickly. A leak that produces a drip about 1/16" will waste around 74,000 gallons over a three month period. Schedule a FREE sprinkler system check-up today with a City of Frisco licensed irrigator. They will evaluate your system for water efficiency. Water saved is money earned on your utility bill.

Did you know that minor in-home water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year? According to the EPA, that's equal to the amount of water used by 11 million homes annually.

Doing a quick check of your home's water fixtures and adjusting your habits can help save water, and every drop counts! It just makes WaterSense!

Easy Water Conservation Tips

Report Water Waste in your Neighborhood

There are multiple ways to report water waste:

  • Use the desktop version of the myFRISCO app. Look for the request labeled Report Water Wastejust under Meters and before Request a Free Sprinkler Checkup.
  • Download the new myFRISCO app for Android or iPhone to report water waste.
  • Call the Public Works Department at 972-292-5800. A Public Works employee will answer your call Monday through Friday, 24/7. On weekends, your call will automatically transfer to the non-emergency police dispatch line.

In your report, please provide as much information as possible. Be sure to include the time of day, the location, and a brief description of the violation.

Common Types of Water Waste

Excessive runoff that creates a constant stream of water away from the landscape

Water Violation - Excessive Runoff

Watering during any form of precipitation or as temperatures approach freezing

Water Violation - Watering During Precipitation

Operating a sprinkler system with broken, misaligned, or missing sprinkler heads

Water Violation - Broken Sprinkler

Watering surfaces like streets, sidewalks, driveways or other non-irrigated areas

Water Violation - Runoff on Sidewalk and Street