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Turn off irrigation systems during rainy weather

February tends to be the wettest month of the year but that’s okay.  Rainwater is great for your lawn, trees and shrubs by deeply watering your landscaped areas.  Soaking rains thoroughly irrigate your landscaping whereas water from sprinklers does not penetrate as deep into the ground.

With the days being short and nights often cold, it is a good idea to utilize this time by turning off your irrigation system.  Placing a rain gauge in your backyard can help monitor rainfall.  Doing such will assist in determining how much additional landscape watering you may need to do, if any.

In addition, reducing the amount of your water consumption may result in lower water charges on your utility bill and at the same time help conserve water.  There is no water conservation amount that is too little, every drop counts.



Two more weeks of the Winter Watering Schedule: The City of Turlock’s Winter Water Schedule, which limits watering to one day per week, remains in effect through Feb. 28. Even numbered addresses can water on Saturdays only and odd numbered addresses can water on Sundays only. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. always. And remember, watering is prohibited for 48 hours following a significant rain event.