Turn Off Your Sprinklers, Shift to Winter Watering Schedule
Most landscaping goes dormant in the fall, so turn off the automatic sprinkler system and only water as needed. We are transitioning to our Winter Watering Schedule. Beginning Nov. 1, Plano residents and businesses will return to once-a-week sprinkler use with watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Daytime sprinkler use improves everyone's safety by reducing the risk of nighttime freezing to avoid preventable icy sidewalks and roadways. Just because it is your day to water doesn't mean you need to water. Residents can sign up for texts or emails with guidance on when watering is needed at the Water My Yard website or by avoiding watering when rain has just occurred or is expected. The winter schedule will continue through March 2016 and a Watering Calendar highlighting watering days from Nov. 1 through March 31 is available online.