With California in the fourth year of its most severe drought, water conservation is critical and should be a number one priority for all. Overall, the vast majority of Turlock’s residents, businesses and institutions have done their part to conserve water during the drought and preserve this precious resource.
As the summer winds down, the City of Turlock would like to recognize residents and businesses that put forth the extra effort to conserve water at home or in the workplace. These people will be referred to as "Water Saving Heroes" and will be featured in the local newspaper as well as recognized at Turlock City Council meetings.
If you know of someone who has cut their water use by 32 percent, re-landscaped their yard to a drought tolerant design, or changed their habits in an effort to conserve water, visit the City of Turlock’s website to nominate them for the Water Saving Hero award.
Go to the City of Turlock’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org. From the home page, click on “City Departments” and then click on “Municipal Services.” Under the Quick Links box you will find a link to “Nominate a Water Saving Hero.” The first Water Saving Hero will be recognized at the Oct. 27 City Council Meeting.
Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department. For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590.
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