After four years of drought restrictions the North Texas Municipal Water District has moved from drought restriction stages to a normal water conservation plan. Under the normal plan residents are allowed to water up to twice per week during Daylight Savings Time in the morning or evening.
While the restrictions have bee lifted the city of Frisco is asking residents to continue to stress conserving water.
Under the cities updated efficiency plan residents are allowed to use sprinklers on the regular trash day and a second day if weather station data shows watering to be necessary.
Residents can use hand watering, drip systems, soaker hoses or bubbler hoses for up to two hours on any day.
Residents are encouraged to turn sprinkler systems off altogether and follow weather station data recommendations on whether to water that week.
Frisco city council wants to keep an eye on growth as the water district currently has 1.6 million customers and is planning for 3.6 million people by 2060.
As the city looks to conservation the water district looks to new water sources.
Currently the district’s water comes from Lavon Lake, Lake Texoma, Jim Chapman Lake, Lake Tawakoni and the East Fork Raw Water Supply Project.
The water district is also looking at Texas’ first new reservoir in over 30 years, the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in Fannin County