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Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

POSTED September 23, 2016 11:46 p.m.

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.

The City of Turlock asks all residents to help do their part in keeping the storm drains in their neighborhoods free of leaves, lawn clippings, sediment, and trash. The water that goes into the storm drains eventually makes its way to local rivers, untreated! By everyone helping out to ensure storm drains remain free of pollutants, we are helping our waterways stay clean as well.

Simple practices that can be done to help keep storm drains clean:

·        -  Keep the lid closed on trash cans and recycling bins

·        -  Do not blow lawn clippings into the street

·         - Limit the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides

·         - Pick up your dog and/or cats waste

·         - Never pour anything down the storm drain

For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590 or visit the City of Turlock website at: Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.



Winter watering schedule in effect starting Nov. 1: The City of Turlock’s winter watering schedule begins Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 and only allows watering one day per week. Even numbered addresses can water on Saturday and odd numbered addresses on Sunday. Watering is prohibited from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.



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