Watering Advice for City of Plano Residents

Watering Advice for City of Plano Residents

Posted on June 9, 2016

Plano, Texas has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the country by many sources for many reasons and for many, many years! We also believe that Plano is the best place to work! With our office being centrally located in Plano, we feel privileged to be able to provide our services to such a great community. Bryan, the owner was born and raised in Plano and feels heightened pride at being able to give back to his community in one form or another.

If you are trying to decide whether to water in the very early morning hours or the very late evening hours on your watering day (since watering is not permitted between 10am and 6pm), we at recommend watering with a “Cycle & Soak” technique in the very early morning hours as wind is at its lowest point during that time. In Plano, it still may be breezy in the late evening and this will cause the water droplets from the spray heads to be blown away and the rate evaporation will also be increased. Also, the peak heat of the day in the summer occurs around 5pm. Avoiding the peak, or near-peak heat of the day is ideal.

At our house, we water using four cycle times: 12am, 1am, 2am, and 3am. During each cycle, we set the system to water each zone for seven to eight minutes. By the time the next cycle starts, the clay-rich soil is ready to absorb more water. At the end of the fourth cycle, each zone will have been watered for 28 to 32 minutes, with very minimal runoff. This saves us water and money!!

Watering restrictions are currently in effect for the residents and businesses of the City of Plano. [Please visit the City of Plano’s website to review the current restrictions and to find out your permitted watering day(s) https://www.plano.gov/220/Water-Conservation-Restrictions-Home.] As of now, June 2016, the City of Plano is in Stage 1 watering restrictions. Watering using hose-end sprinklers or an automatic sprinkler system is limited to two days per week. Watering is allowed on Mondays and Thursdays for even-numbered houses and on Tuesdays and Fridays for odd-numbered houses. Watering is not permitted between 10am and 6pm. Exceptions include hand-held hoses, soaker hoses or permanently installed drip irrigation systems may be used on any day and at any time.

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