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City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

POSTED September 15, 2017 10:12 p.m.

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

HOME WATER SURVEY KIT: The free DIY water survey kit helps determine efficient water use in the home. The kit includes information and tools on how to detect leaks, water saving devices such as aerators and low-flow showerheads, tips on low water-use landscaping and how to irrigate your landscape efficiently.

TEAM GREEN KIDS CLUB: This club offers the opportunity for young stewards to exchange ideas and information on how to work together to recycle, conserve and preserve the natural resources of our community.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: The City participates in various community events throughout the year to distribute information on water conservation and other environmental programs the City administers. Visit the Municipal Services booth at the next scheduled appearance at the Public Safety’s Open House on Oct. 7. Find more information on this event by visiting http://turlock.ca.us/policedepartment/getinvolved/publicsafetyopenhouse.asp

TURLOCK JOURNAL - CONSERVATION CORNER: This is a weekly editorial in the Turlock Journal, written by City staff to inform readers on relevant conservation information.

CITY OF TURLOCK’S WEBSITE: The City’s website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home, as well as the ability to report water wasting and storm drain pollution. Go to www.cityofturlock.org to check out some of these tools.

RESIDENTIAL WATER USE ONLINE MONITORING TOOL: City of Turlock utility customers can monitor their water consumption online as well as compare usage to similar homes in their neighborhood. To register an account and access the water monitoring tool, visit the City of Turlock website at www.CityofTurlock.org.

MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND GO GREEN NEWSLETTERS: These publications include recent water conservation information and is available on the City’s website, or customers can sign up to receive it via email. VARIOUS BROCHURES AND EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS: Informational publications are distributed through various channels including utility bills, the City’s website, community events, and new customer packets to educate customers on water use efficiency.

RECYCLED WATER FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE WATERING: The City of Turlock offers recycled water to residents and businesses in and around the City of Turlock. Recycled water is available to authorized users through a self-serve drive through system for landscape irrigation. Contact the Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590 to learn how to become an authorized user.

INCENTIVES

FREE CONSERVATION DEVICES: Low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and other water saving devices are offered to customers who pledge to commit to specific water conservation activities or submit the Home Water Survey Summary Card that is included in the Home Water Survey Kit.

HIGH EFFICIENCY APPLIANCE REBATES: Rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers are available for up to $75 per toilet and $100 per clothes washer.

ONLINE CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS: The City offers an online water conservation class that allows customers reduce their fine for water wasting violations and excessive use penalties.

For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590 or visit the City’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.

 

WATER CONSERVATION TIP #112

Reduce, reuse and recirculate: Make sure your swimming pools, fountains and ponds are equipped with re-circulating pumps.

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