Please view the current outdoor watering schedule below.
The use of automatic sprinkler systems will be limited at each service address to once per week based on location within the residential trash collection zones and the watering schedule map.
Soaker hoses and other non-spray irrigation (such as drip irrigation or bubbler systems) may be used daily for up to two hours on foundations, flowers, vegetables, trees, and gardens. Hand-held hoses may also be used up to two hours per day. Watering is not permitted between 10 am - 6 pm.
OUTDOOR WATERING SCHEDULE
During Central Standard Time
There are no ‘time of day’ restrictions. Outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is limited to the regularly scheduled residential trash collection day, when Frisco's weather station data supports the need for watering. Planting and watering cool season grasses, such as rye or other similar grasses, ARE NOT PERMITTED due to the increased water requirement.
During Daylight Saving Time
Time of day restrictions apply. Watering is not permitted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Outdoor watering with a sprinkler system is still limited to the regularly scheduled residential trash collection day, based on data from Frisco's weather station.
For convenience, the outdoor watering days coincide with the residential trash days. The actual day trash is collected may vary due to holidays, scheduling issues, and equipment failure, but it does not alter the "official" trash collection day or the outdoor watering day. View the Residential Trash Day Map to identify which watering day is permitted in your neIghborhood.
Prohibited Watering Window
Single-family residential properties
Residential Trash Collection Day, if necessary
Midnight - 10:00AM
6:00PM - Midnight
|10:00AM - 6:00PM|
All others (multi-family, HOAs, commercial, industrial, government)
Based on location within Residential Trash Collection Day Zone, if necessary
Midnight - 10:00AM
6:00PM - Midnight
|10:00AM - 6:00PM|
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Over-seeding with Cool Season Grasses (such as rye)
During Stage 3 planting and watering cool season grasses, such as rye or other similar grasses, are not permitted due to the increased water requirement.
Flowers, Vegetables and Community Gardens
Flowers, vegetables and community gardens may be watered any day up to two hours by a hand-held hose or low-volume non-spray irrigation. These areas may be watered by spray irrigation on the assigned watering days only and not between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.Trees and Shrubs
Trees, shrubs and other perennials may be watered any day up to two hours by a hand-held hose or low-volume non-spray irrigation. These areas may be watered by spray irrigation on the assigned watering days only and not between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Existing pools may be minimally refilled to compensate for evaporation and other water losses. Pools may not be completely drained and refilled unless repairs are necessary.
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ENFORCEMENT AND WATER WASTE FEES
The City of Frisco lists a number of activities that are considered water waste at all times, regardless of time of year or current drought restrictions. Water waste can include the following:
- Operating a system in need of repair
- Operating a system at a prohibited time
- Operating a system on a prohibited day
- Watering hard surfaces such as alleys, streets and sidewalks
- Water flowing away from a property
- Watering during rain or in temperatures below 40 degrees F
- Over-seeding and watering cool season grasses
By reporting water waste, you are helping the city educate your neighbors and the community about what is and isn’t allowed in a friendly, non-threatening way.
WASTING WATER FEES
The following fee schedule will be followed for water waste violations during the Stage 3 outdoor watering restrictions:
- For first-time violations, the sprinkler system will be disconnected with a RED yard sign, and a $25 administrative fee will be added to the water bill for the property.
- The $25 administrative fee will be waived or credited after the completion of a free irrigation check-up of the violating system.
- For additional violations, the sprinkler system will be disconnected with a RED yard sign. A $50 fee will be added for the second violation, and a $75 fee will result from the third violation, along with issuance of a citation.
If an owner or responsible party feels that water waste or an irrigation schedule violation has been issued by mistake or through extenuating circumstances, a letter of appeal may be submitted to the Public Works Department no later than 30 days after receipt of the warning notice or having been first billed for such a charge.
Any petition should explain the reason for the appeal. The appeal should refer to the specific violation in question, explain why the party feels that the violation did not take place as identified on the violation notification, and specify the action requested of the City. Hearings may take place during a date and time set by the department director.
MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT
Water monitors are employed by the City. Water monitors will monitor water use, including outdoor water use and water waste. Water monitors will receive ongoing training about customer service, public education and safety.
Water monitors will note the date, time and type of watering schedule or water wasting violation. The monitors will make reasonable efforts to make personal contact with the responsible party when issuing a violation or warning.
Fees for water waste will be applied to the customer accounts within two weeks of the date of the violation.
INITIATION AND TERMINATION
Stage 3 may terminate when conditions and circumstances that caused the initiation of Stage 3 no longer prevail. If the water use reduction goals under Stage 3 are not met, the NTMWD or the City Manager may implement Stage 4.
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