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Storm-related problems and flood prevention
Turlock residents can pick up sandbags for use during storm events to prevent damage and flooding on their property at the City's Municipal Services Department. - photo by Photo Contributed

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

Storm-related issues can range from mere inconvenience, while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If flooding occurs on City streets, you may clean debris from the grating but please DO NOT remove storm grates or manhole covers, as doing so will create safety and security problems.

If you have a storm-related problem, contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.


As a service to citizens, the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department operates a sandbag pickup operation. Turlock residents can pick-up sandbags for use during storm events to prevent damage and flooding on their property, however the City of Turlock does not deliver sandbags to customer’s homes. There is no charge for the sandbags, but disposal becomes the responsibility of the citizen.

Sandbags can be picked up at 901 S. Walnut Road, Turlock. Pick-up is available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours may be extended and additional sand bag pickup locations may be added if demand is high.


The Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect: The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to only one day per week, with even numbered addresses watering on Saturday only and odd numbered addresses watering on Sunday only. Watering will still be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.