Residents receiving a second violation for water wasting, which includes a $50 penalty fine, can elect to take an online water conservation course in order to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24 month period.
Notice of Acts Constituting Water Wasting are issued for the following reasons:
¨ Watering on the wrong day and/or hours.
¨ Watering landscaped areas such that excess water leaves the property or area being watered.
¨ Watering landscaped areas while raining and/or within 48 hours following measurable rainfall.
¨ Washing vehicles, boats, or equipment during restricted days or 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.
To find out more information on the online water conservation course, visit the City of Turlock’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org or call the Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #37
Replace your showerhead: Install an ultra-low-flow version. Switching from a high-flow showerhead to a high-efficiency showerhead can save thousands of gallons of water a year. All showerheads manufactured in the U.S. must restrict flow to 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less. Some models use even less water.