Sept. 22 marks the first day of autumn, and the summer season will come to an end. During the fall season we see daylight savings, colors changing, and the trees shedding their leaves which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.
The City of Turlock asks all residents to help do their part in keeping the storm drains in their neighborhoods free of leaves, lawn clippings, sediment, and trash. The water that goes into the storm drains eventually makes its way to local rivers, untreated! By everyone helping out to ensure storm drains remain free of pollutants, we are helping our waterways stay clean as well.
Simple practices that can be done to help keep storm drains clean:
· Keep the lid closed on trash cans and recycling bins
· Do not blow lawn clippings into the street
· Limit the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides
· Pick up your pet’s waste
· Never pour anything down the storm drain
For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590 or visit the City of Turlock website at www.cityofturlock.org. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #153
Set irrigation timers appropriately: Remember to set irrigation system timers to correspond with the appropriate City watering schedule. Be attentive if you are manually watering by setting your oven timer or some other reminder to move the water promptly.