The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:
— HOME WATER SURVEY KIT: The free DIY water survey kit helps determine efficient water use in the home. The kit includes information and tools on how to detect leaks, water saving devices such as aerators and low-flow showerheads, tips on low water-use landscaping and how to irrigate your landscape efficiently.
— TEAM GREEN KIDS CLUB: The club offers the opportunity for young stewards to exchange ideas and information on how to work together to recycle, conserve and preserve the natural resources of our community.
— COMMUNITY EVENTS: The City participates in various community events throughout the year to distribute information on water conservation and other environmental programs that the City administers.
— TURLOCK JOURNAL- CONSERVATION CORNER: Weekly column in the Turlock Journal, written by City staff to inform readers on relevant conservation information.
— NEW RESIDENT/BUSINESS PACKETS: Customers who sign up for utility services receive a packet of information on various water conservation related material and other Municipal Services related topics.
— WEBSITE: The City’s website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home, as well as the ability to report water wasting incidences. Got to www.cityofturlock.org to check out some of these tools.
— RESIDENTIAL WATER USE ONLINE MONITORING TOOL: City of Turlock utility customers can monitor their water consumption online, as well as compare usage to the State mandated 32 percent reduction goal and similar homes in their neighborhood. To register an account and access the water monitoring tool, visit the City of Turlock website at www.CityofTurlock.org.
— NEWSLETTER: This publication includes recent water conservation information and is available on the City’s website, or customers can sign up to receive it via email.
— VARIOUS BROCHURES AND EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS: Informational Publications are distributed through various channels including utility billing, website, community events, new customer packets and various others to educate customers on water use efficiency.
— FREE CONSERVATION DEVICES: Low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, and other water saving devices are offered to customers who pledge to commit to specific water conservation activities or submit the Home Water Survey Summary Card that is included in the Home Water Survey Kit.
— HIGH EFFICIENCY APPLIANCE REBATES: Rebates for the purchase of high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers are available for up to $75 per toilet and $100 per clothes washer.
— ONLINE CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS: In the near future, the City will be offering an online water conservation class that allows customers reduce their fines for water wasting violations.
Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department. For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590 or visit the City’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #11
Reduce, Reuse and Recirculate: Make sure your swimming pools, fountains, and ponds are equipped with re-circulating pumps.