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Proposed water rate increases and surface water supply project

POSTED September 29, 2017 10:47 p.m.

The City of Turlock relies entirely on groundwater for its drinking water supply. Unfortunately, the drinking water supply is declining, contaminant levels are increasing, and groundwater quality regulations have become more stringent.

The reliability and quality of our drinking water supply is vitally important to the health and wellbeing of Turlock residents; it is also critical to the economic vitality of the business community.

To reduce its reliance on groundwater, the City of Turlock has studied supplementing its groundwater supply with treated surface water from the Tuolumne River. Among its multiple benefits, a surface water supply will expand Turlock’s drinking water supply, improve water quality, enhance water supply reliability, and allow for groundwater recharge.

The City will hold a community meeting for the public to learn more about the proposed water rate increases and the Surface Water Supply Project at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at City Hall in the Yosemite Conference Room. For more information on the proposed water rate increase, the Regional Surface Water Project, the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority and other related items of interest, please visit the City’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org or contact the Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.

WATER CONSERVATION TIP #114

Winter water schedule: The City’s Winter Watering Schedule, which allows watering only one day per week, goes into effect on Nov. 1 and runs until Feb. 28. During the winter schedule, even numbered homes can water on Saturdays only and odd numbered homes can water on Sundays. Watering will be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. always.

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