The drought has prompted one of the fastest growing cities in North Texas to limit sprinkler use to once every two weeks.
The Frisco City Council approved the State 3 water restrictions during a special meeting on Saturday, June 7.
Starting on June 29, the city will limit outdoor watering via automatic sprinkler systems to once every two weeks on the resident's designated trash days.
A first time violation will mean the resident's sprinkler system will be disconnection, a red violation sign being placed in the offending yard and a $25 administrative fee on the violator's next water bill. Violators would need to call 972.292.5800 to restore service.
The city of Frisco is part of the North Texas Municipal Water District, which also serves Allen, Farmersville, Forney, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Richardson, Rockwall, Royce City and Wylie. However these restrictions only affect Frisco.
"Water conservation is a regional, state and national issue," said Frisco mayor Maher Maso in a statement. "Our area lakes are experiencing historic lows. There's no question, Frisco has been on the leading edge of implementing successful water conservation programs. But we need to do even more during the upcoming, critical summer months in order for all of us in the district (NTMWD) to avoid Stage 4."
The city said Lavon Lake is 11.5 feet below normal. The NTMWD also draws water from Jim Chapman Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Tawakoni and Lake Bonham.