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Mike Smith
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Username: Mike214

Post Number: 5
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 07:34 am:   

In the recently received City water information letter, the City's states new lawns only need be watered once a day for thirty days and for only 15 minutes per time. Why is it the City does not follow this policy? In a previous post regarding median landscaping, the City said the excess water on streets was due to the necessity of watering new seed for three times per day.

(Message edited by amyg on September 02, 2003)
 

Amy Gill, CM Fellows Program
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Username: Amyg

Post Number: 57
Registered: 08-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 08:29 am:   

Mike,

Thanks for your inquiry regarding the watering of medians. The information letter you received was referring to new lawns that had been sodded. This would apply to new lawns in residential subdivisions. We normally use hydromulch on medians because it is much cheaper per square foot than sod. As stated in an earlier post, hydromulch requires several light waterings per day until germination and sufficient root growth is established. It cannot be allowed to get too dry between waterings. On the other hand, sod normally will successfully take root with once a day watering.

Bob Johnson
Superintendent of Parks
 

Shafi Haque
New member
Username: Shafi_haque

Post Number: 12
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 09:51 am:   

There is any City guide line about, what time of the day (night) you suppose to run your water sprinkler.

I am asking this question, because I notice, when it is raining around early morning (5-6 AM) water pressure is very good. That means most of the house sprinkler have rain detector and we setup our sprinkler to run around 5-6 AM.

If there is no Guide line, can City adopt one?
 

Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works
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Username: Gary

Post Number: 57
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 04:12 pm:   

Shafi:

The City of Frisco currently has no watering restrictions. We suggest that residents water only two days per week and avoid outdoor watering from 5 am to 8 am. This period is the peak usage time since many residents are preparing for work or school. If you have additional questions, please contact me at 972-335-5520.

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