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Drip, Drip, Drop

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On Monday, March 13, 2017, the Frisco City Council proclaimed March 20-26, 2017 Fix-a-Leak Week.  This proclamation confirms Frisco’s continued partnership with the EPA to raise awareness about water loss in the US due to small household leaks.  While small household leaks may seem insignificant, they can really add up; last year alone, those leaks amounted to more than 1 …

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Plants That Thrive, Rain or Shine

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Here in Frisco, 65% of our water consumption is for residential use, and 65% of that is used for irrigation.  That’s a lot of paid-for water going to your landscape!  That’s why we here at WaterWise promote the use of native and adaptive plants for your yard. Native and adaptive plants are plants that can survive on very little water …

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Spring Forward

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It’s time to “Spring Forward”! Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 12th. During Daylight Saving Time, no watering is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watering outside these hours helps to reduce evaporation from sprinklers as temperatures warm up in spring and summer. Be sure to adjust your sprinkler controller for the time-of-day restrictions in preparation for Daylight Saving Time. Need help …

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Wildlife & Wetlands Friday, March 10, 2017

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One of the major components to any water conservation program is understanding where water comes from and the role that it plays in our lives.  Frisco is a member city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).  While our primary source of water is Lake Lavon, we actually draw water from a variety of sources, including a wetland.  As …

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At Home Outdoors

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Here in Frisco we have truly beautiful homes!  Part of what makes these homes so beautiful is the landscaping that surrounds them. Good landscaping allows you to extend your living space out of doors, and to fit your lifestyle.  As with any project, the key to success is planning.  What would you like in your outdoor living room?  Space for …

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Heart of Stone

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you may be contemplating spending a lovely evening out in the backyard around the fire pit with your special someone.  As you design your space to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, consider including permeable and pervious surfaces to better absorb rainwater and prevent runoff.   Each of these options function in a slightly different way once installed. …

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Getting Ready for the Green

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Here in Frisco, our residents are conscientious and results driven.  Our residents want green lawns in the summer, and they want it as cheaply and environmentally-friendly as possible.  One of the ways to achieve this type of lawn is to follow the weekly watering recommendations that you find in this very newsletter.  Another way to achieve this is to properly …

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More Than Just a Pretty Face

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If you’ve driven around Frisco, you’ve probably noticed the planted boulevards and traffic dividers.  While we hope you’ve noticed how beautiful it all is, the City of Frisco also wants you to know that those lovely grassy areas all fit into a larger design to help protect our watersheds and control stormwater runoff. As part of Frisco’s overall plan of …

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Don’t Just Hide, Conserve Inside!

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Winters in North Texas can be an exciting time of year, weather-wise. We zoom from frigid to warm, blustery to still, and wet to dry; finding ourselves more often inside our houses than out.  As you look forward to the consistently warmer temperatures of spring and summer, why not take advantage of that indoor time to make sure your still …

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It’s Not Easy Being Dormant

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Living in Texas, it is easy to suppose the world should be green year round, but we all know that winter hits Frisco too. Letting your grass and gardens go dormant in the fall and winter is one sure fire way to conserve water and respect our environment. But that doesn’t mean you should go dormant too! Winter is the …