During the fall season, we see the colors change, daylight savings and the trees shedding their leaves — which may lead to clogged storm drains. Clogged drains lead to 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 dog and/or cats waste
· - Never pour anything down the storm drain
For questions or additional information, 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 #111
Have you received a water wasting or excessive water use penalty fine in the last 60 days? Save yourself penalty fees by electing to take the City’s online water conservation course. For more info, visit the City’s website at: www.cityofturlock.org or call Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590 for assistance.