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City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District recycled water project
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The City of Turlock’s tertiary treated “recycled” water is currently used for a number of beneficial purposes. Most recently, the City received approval to deliver recycled water to Del Puerto Water District, located on the westside of Stanislaus County, for agricultural irrigation purposes. This project allows Del Puerto to work with the Patterson Irrigation District to pump water from the San Joaquin River to the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC) in an amount equal to the City’s recycled water that is discharged to the San Joaquin River. Del Puerto would then divert the water through their existing facilities on the DMC to provide the water to their irrigation customers.

This project is a short-term solution for recycled water delivery until the completion of the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project , which involves the construction of a recycled water pipeline from the Cities of Turlock and Modesto to the

DMC. Del Puerto benefits from both this project and the North Valley Project by obtaining additional irrigation water to offset shortfalls in its Central Valley Project irrigation supply, maintaining the agricultural viability of District lands, and assisting their landowners and water users in obtaining a reliable and affordable water supply. The partnership provides a regional economic benefit to both DPWD and the City, allows for the reasonable and beneficial agricultural use of recycled water, and helps secure this water supply for the long-term benefit of the agencies.

Other beneficial uses of the City’s recycled water supply include: approximately two million gallons per day to the TID Walnut Energy Center for cooling purposes, landscape irrigation at Pedretti Park, and a new residential and commercial fill station facility that provides free and low cost recycled water to approved customers for landscape irrigation, dust suppression and other approved purposes.

For questions about the City’s recycled water, contact the Municipal Services Department at 209-668-5590 or visit the City’s website at Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.


Recycled water fill station now open: The City of Turlock now offers recycled water free of charge to approved residential users and for a small fee to commercial users. To find out more about obtaining authorization, visit the City of Turlock’s website at or by calling the Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590.