Frisco to update water tower, plans for upcoming conservation projects

Frisco has begun restoration work on the elevated water storage tank on Eldorado Parkway near Granbury Drive. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco has begun restoration work on the elevated water storage tank on Eldorado Parkway near Granbury Drive. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frisco has begun restoration work on the elevated water storage tank on Eldorado Parkway near Granbury Drive. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

As part of its mission to provide water to its 200,000-plus residents, the city of Frisco has several projects underway and coming up in 2022.

This winter Frisco began work on the elevated water storage tank on Eldorado Parkway near Granbury Drive. The tank is one of the last ones in the city with the blue city logo on it, and it is due for its lifecycle painting, said Kevin Grant, Frisco’s assistant director of public works. He said it should take about six months to complete.

“It'll have a new logo on it, and so it'll look like the new tanks,” he said. “It'll have new coatings inside and out, and then we'll do some minor repairs to get it ready for another 25 years of service.”

The city has plans to add another elevated water storage tank on Preston Road near Rock Hill Road, but that project is still probably two years out, Grant said. This water tank will help provide pressure and water service to the Professional Golfers’ Association and Fields projects that are growing in that corridor, he said.

The city is also working to invest in its reuse system, Grant said. The goal is to bring reused water to the city’s parks to conserve potable water and instead irrigate its parks with reused water. The city already does this in some of its parks, primarily on the west side of the city, but officials want to expand the current system, Grant said.


“We’re trying to make it to the east side of town,” Grant said.

Work is underway to bring the reuse water across the Dallas North Tollway to downtown and store it in the old water pump stations as ground storage for the system, Grant said. He estimated the total system for reuse water across the city would be nearing completion within the next two years, he said.

To help the city stay ahead of how much water it needs to provide, Frisco created a master plan with a consultant about five years ago, Grant said. This plan extends to a 50-year projection, but it is being updated continuously as a living document, he said. He and his team stay in communication with other departments in the city to make sure water is being conserved and the city can accurately prepare for future needs, he said.

“I'm not gonna say we're perfect, but we do a really good job of staying ahead of the curve,” Grant said.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.