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Fire Chief Mark Piland invited to participate in the NFPA Responder Forum with other forward-thinking members of the fire service

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September 8, 2017– Fire Chief Mark Piland, Frisco Fire Department, has been extended a three-year scholarship from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to partake in the organization’s Responder Forum with fire service leaders and up-and-comers from more than 30 states, Canada and the United Kingdom. The 30 year fire services veteran was nominated for the NFPA Responder Forum by the International Association of …

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A Royal Visit

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One of the benefits of living in Texas is that we get to experience a wide variety of migratory wildlife, including butterflies! But did you know that some plants are better than others when it comes to attracting those butterflies to your yard?  These native plants have the added benefit of being low maintenance and using little water. Plants such as …

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Catch & Release

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Wrapping up our series for National Water Quality Month, we’d like to discuss stormwater retention zones which are invaluable for urban areas that are covered with impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots, and buildings. When rainfall cannot infiltrate the soil, it becomes runoff and heads for storm drains, creeks, and streams. The larger the city, the more runoff it experiences. This …

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Taking Care of Business

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Continuing with our series on National Water Quality month, this week WaterWise would like to discuss the impact of your favorite, furry, four-legged friend on our water supply. Here in Frisco, we know our residents love their dogs because we have a dog population of approximately 40,000!  And each dog, every day, has to perform its business. On average, one dog has …

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Solid as a Rock

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The long, hot, dog days of summer are upon us!  Rain is less frequent and the high temperatures are taking their toll on our landscape.  For many people not familiar with life in North Texas, the sight of their clay soil developing cracks is cause for concern and they start to wonder, “how will this affect my foundation?”  Never fear, …

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Meet Water Patrol: Daisy & Edgar

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Daisy and Edgar are our Water Patrol crew.  They are invaluable at identifying properties of Frisco residents who may need a little education about Frisco’s water conservation program. They would like residents to know that their first watering violation can be waived by scheduling a free sprinkler system check up with our licensed irrigators.

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It’s so Easy

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Smart Irrigation Month continues and this week our irrigators would like you to know that it is possible and easy to convert your traditional sprinkler lines to drip lines. Traditional spray lines are only 70% efficient in ideal circumstances, whereas drip lines are 90% efficient in almost every circumstance.  Conversion to drip lines will save you money and water. This is especially true …

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Smarty Pants

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Here in Frisco, our residents love things that will make their lives more convenient, especially technology.  Luckily, there are many controllers that are ET or Wi-Fi based and app compatible.  One of the drawbacks to all of this technology, however, is that most of these devices are designed to make a schedule for watering based on the settings the owner …

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Smart Irrigation

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Smart Irrigation begins and ends with homeowner education.  There is no substitute for the well-informed homeowner.  The latest and greatest gadgets are tools to help a homeowner save money and water, and like all tools, you’ve got to know how to use them. Here is an example of a common mistake that our irrigators see at almost every job: over-watering. …

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Be Cool

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The dog days of summer are upon us, Frisco!  As the temperatures soar, we all start to look for ways to cool off and here at WaterWise, we’d like to help with the following tips: Avoid being outside during “peak heat”; from roughly 10:00am to 3:00pm. Water, water, water – stay hydrated as the Texas Heat will sneak up on …