Stage 3 Water Restriction for Frisco TX

by Mike Yeo on November 4, 2011

With the summer that we had this year, the City of Frisco has implemented “Stage 3 Water Restriction”.  Starting November 1, the City of Frisco is now activated Stage 3 drought restrictions as outlined in its Drought contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan at the direction of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).

The Stage 3 water restriction allows a resident to water on their trash day, only if necessary.  There are no time of day restrictions.  Stage 3 still allows residents to use hand-held and soaker hoses to help protect important investments such as home foundations, pools, trees and shrubs.

It is important to adhere to the water restriction impose by the city to help conserve water. This past summer  drought has cause our lake level to be low. With the cooler weather and some rain prediction, the water restriction is designed to help raise the water level back up.  For homeowners, you can do your part simply by turning off your sprinkler system. Most lawn and landscape will begin to go into dormant state in preparation for the winter.

Stage 3 calls for a 10% reduction in water use by mandating residents take the following actions:

· Utilize hand held hoses for your trees, up to two hours each day
· Utilize soaker hoses for your foundations,  up to two hours each day
· Obtain variance to drain and refill pools for maintenance
· Wash vehicles using hoses with end nozzles, only

Go to the city’s online ‘state-of-the-art’ weather station data to find out how much watering is needed weekly. This information is updated weekly and uses advanced technology to measure landscape water needs. Residents can subscribe to receive these updates directly via e-mail.

Failure to adhere to the water restriction could result in fines.

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