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What Have You Done For Me Lately?

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What Have You Done For Me Lately? Since introducing Frisco to our unwanted neighbors, the Fatbergs, we’ve heard from quite a few residents, and it’s that old time-honored refrain; what have you done for me lately? We are so glad you asked! Frisco’s wastewater collection system currently consists of over 662 miles of gravity fed sewers, 10,000 manholes, 20 miles of …

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The Fatbergs are Coming!

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It’s finally here…November! While many of us look forward to November as a month to enjoy the changing color of the leaves, football, turkey and lots of wonderful hearty foods, here in Public Works it’s another story. We cringe just a little bit, knowing that we are going to have to get ready to battle fatbergs. We know that you are …

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“Fall Back” into Conservation

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We’ve reached that time of year again, Frisco, when Daylight Saving Time ends and so does the City’s time-of-day watering restriction. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about saving water while your landscape is dormant. Due to the cooler weather, the City of Frisco relaxes its time-of-day restrictions in order to minimize the risk of running irrigation systems …

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Upcoming Workshop Reminder

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Come and learn about your irrigation system from Frisco’s own Licensed Irrigators in this hands-on workshop. Participants will rotate through five different stations to learn about valves, heads & nozzles, leaks, controllers, and conservation. Each resident is provided with an informational booklet to accompany the workshop. Seating is limited to keep group sizes small. Friday, October 27, 2017 10:00 a.m. …

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Just Say No to Overseeding

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We often have milder temperatures throughout the winters here in north Texas.  As a result, some folks want to see their lawns green year-round. To accomplish this, they over-seed their lawns with cool season grasses such as fescue or rye; this process, however, starts a never-ending cycle that can be harmful for lawns and wallets. Over-seeding results in higher water …

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A Flavorful Fall

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Fall is a great time to begin an indoor herb garden.  By planting now, these herbs will be ready for harvesting just in time to garnish your meals throughout fall & winter seasons. To begin, start paying attention to the sunlight in your home.  Herbs will need about 6 hours of sunlight per day.  Usually, a southern exposure is the best choice, …

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Time to Recharge

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It may be difficult to believe that Fall has already arrived! Nevertheless we can officially say we are enjoying the Autumnal Season.  With warm temperatures filling our days, it is difficult to stand by and watch as our lawns start to go dormant and blond, but this is normal and healthy for your yard. Winter dormancy allows nature to recharge: …

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Tree Time

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Fall is a great time to plant trees, and here in Frisco, we love our trees! They provide beauty for the eye, shade for the body, and a break from the wind. But be careful when selecting your tree as some are better suited for our area than others, and some better fit our spaces. Before you plant, plan ahead. …

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Frisco Mormon Volunteers Clear Out Homes in Houston

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(Frisco, Tx – Sept. 11, 2017) – Volunteers from Frisco and The Colony went to Houston this past weekend to help with Hurricane Harvey cleanup by mucking out houses to prep for rebuilding homes — and lives. Floodwaters filled homes during the storm that now have to be cleared out. Many homeowners are in shock at all they lost and …

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7 simple tips for safer grilling

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Tailgating season is about to commence and as gridiron Sundays take over, the grill will be fired up to cook fan favorite dishes.  Jessica Engelbrecht, RD, clinical oncology dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, advises that grilling isn’t always the healthiest method of cooking. Research suggests that grilling meats at high temperatures over an open flame creates …