The State of California has placed a mandatory 32 percent reduction in water consumption for the City of Turlock, using 2013 as the benchmark. In June, the City’s water use reduction was 19 percent, falling short of the State’s water use reduction mandate. In response, the State of California sent the City a Notice of Violation.
If the City continues to fail to meet the 32% reduction target, the City may consider moving to Stage 3 of the Emergency Water Shortage Plan, which would limit outdoor watering to only one day per week.
City of Turlock customers can view their monthly, daily, and even hourly meter readings to track metered water consumption at home by registering an account on the City’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org. Hourly meter readings can help customers determine how much water is used during landscape irrigation, showering, or any other water consuming activities in the home.
Additionally, a comparison of water usage with similar homes is displayed, which is based on lot size and number of rooms in the home. Further, users are able to calculate the required 32 percent water use reduction amount, based on the number of occupants in the home.
Residents are reminded to report water wasting as well as incorrect watering days and times to Municipal Services by calling the office or reporting it online at: http://ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/municipalservices/gogreen/reportwaterwaste.asp
For more information on how to sign up for an online account, or for other information on water conservation in general, call the City of Turlock’s Municipal Services Department at (209) 668-5590. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #20
Outdoor landscape irrigation is the biggest use of water. Please evaluate your outdoor watering and ensure you are in compliance with the watering schedule.