Preventing Water Waste

Did you know that minor in-home water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year? According to the EPA, that's equal to the amount of water used by 11 million homes annually.

Doing a quick check of your home's water fixtures and adjusting your habits can help save water, and every drop counts! It just makes WaterSense!

Here in Frisco, 70% of water use is related to irrigation. If you don't use the cycle and soak method of watering, you are probably over watering. Remember that running your sprinklers for 30 minutes uses at least as much water as a four hour shower.  
Easy Water Conservation Tips
Don't forget that even small leaks can add up quickly. A leak that produces a drip about 1/16" will waste around 74,000 gallons over a three month period, so schedule a FREE sprinkler system check-up today, and have any repairs made as quickly as possible.

Report Sprinkler System Waste in your Neighborhood


There are multiple ways to report water waste:
  • Use the desktop version of the myFRISCO app. Look for the request labeled "Report Water Waste" just under "Meters" and before "Request a Free Sprinkler Checkup."
  • Download the new myFRISCO app for Android or iPhone to report water waste.
  • Call the Public Works Department at 972-292-5800. A Public Works employee will answer your call Monday through Friday, 24/7. On weekends, your call will automatically transfer to the non-emergency police dispatch line.
In your report, please provide as much information as possible. Be sure to include the time of day, the location, and a brief description of the violation.

Common Violations


Type of Violation
Example
Excessive runoff that creates a constant stream of water away from the landscape
Water Violation - Excessive Runoff
Watering during any form of precipitation or as temperatures approach freezing
Water Violation - Watering During Precipitation
Operating a sprinkler system with broken, misaligned, or missing sprinkler heads
Water Violation - Broken Sprinkler
Watering surfaces like streets, sidewalks, driveways or other non-irrigated areas
Water Violation - Runoff on Sidewalk and Street