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City of Turlock May celebrations and events
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A complete list of the contaminants detected in Turlock’s drinking water during 2020 can be found in the annual report, available at:

Listed below are upcoming events and celebrations that will be held in Turlock throughout the month of May.  For more information on any of the events listed below, contact the Municipal Services Department at 668-5590 or by email at 

MAY IS WATER AWARENESS MONTH: Every year, the City of Turlock celebrates Water Awareness Month to encourage citizens’ appreciation of the value of our water and to educate consumers on efficient water use and conservation practices.

DRINKING WATER WEEK: In conjunction with Water Awareness Month, the City of Turlock celebrates the American Water Works Association’s “Drinking Water Week” to raise public awareness about the importance of drinking water and conservation. 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE MOBILE COLLECTION EVENT: Four days per year Stanislaus County has a free mobile Hazardous Household Waste Disposal unit in Turlock which accepts hazardous household waste.  The Household Hazardous Waste event will be held on May 10 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the City of Turlock’s Water Quality Control facility located at 901 S. Walnut Rd.  For more information on materials that are accepted, visit 

TAKE PRIDE IN TURLOCK FREE DISPOSAL DAY: Take Pride in Turlock is a citywide free disposal program that will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at 1100 S. Walnut Rd.  Take Pride in Turlock occurs once a year to encourage citizens to clean up their property and community.  To take advantage of this FREE trash disposal day opportunity, you must provide your April 2019 City of Turlock utility bill (TID, PG&E or phone bills DO NOT qualify) and a picture ID with a Turlock address.  To learn more about accepted materials, visit the City’s website at 

PUBLIC WORKS WEEK: The City of Turlock, in conjunction with the American Public Works Association, celebrates National Public Works Week each year during the third week of May.  The week serves to recognize those who work in professions that provide and maintain the vital infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.  A presentation will be given at the May 28 City Council Meeting.



Watering schedule: Effective March 1 through Oct. 31, even numbered homes may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays only, and odd numbered homes may water Wednesdays and Sundays. Allowed watering times are before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m.