The City of Turlock has a year-round water conservation program, based on an odd/even watering schedule. Citizens are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible, and to do their part to conserve our precious resource. Water conservation staff responds to complaints regarding over watering and to educate consumers about water conservation and enforcement.
Effective March 1 through Oct. 31, even numbered homes may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and odd numbered homes may water Wednesdays and Sundays. Allowed watering times are before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
City staff regularly patrols all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:
· Watering on the wrong day and/or hours.
· Watering landscaped areas such that excess water leaves the property/area being watered.
· Watering landscaped areas while raining and/or within 48 hours following measurable rainfall.
· Washing vehicles, boats, or equipment during restricted days/hours and/or using a hose without a positive shut-off valve.
· Hosing down driveways, sidewalks, building exteriors, streets, and/or parking lots.
· Broken sprinklers, plumbing fixtures or leaky faucets on the premises.
· Operating evaporated coolers or fountains that are not equipped with a recirculating pump.
If you have any questions regarding the Watering Schedule or if you observe water wasting, call (209) 668-5590 or visit http://ci.turlock.ca.us/watersewergarbageservice/waterconservation/reportwaterwaste.asp. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
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Tools to assist with water conservation: The City’s website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home. Visit www.cityofturlock.org to check out the list of resources that are available today.