During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. That leads to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.
The City of Turlock asks all residents to help do their part in keeping the storm drains in their neighborhoods free of leaves, lawn clippings, sediment, and trash. The water that goes into the storm drains eventually makes its way to local rivers, untreated! By everyone helping out to ensure storm drains remain free of pollutants, we are helping our waterways stay clean as well.
Simple practices that can be done to help keep storm drains clean:
• Keep the lid closed on trash cans and recycling bins
• Do not blow lawn clippings into the street
• Limit the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides
• Pick up your dog and/or cats waste
• Never pour anything down the storm drain
Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department. For questions or additional information, contact Municipal Services at: (209) 668-5590 or visit the website at: www.cityofturlock.org.
WATER CONSERVATION TIP #23
Report storm drain pollution: If you have witnessed anything other than rain water entering a storm drain, please report such pollution by calling Municipal Services, filling out a complaint form on the City's website, or the non-emergency number if it is after hours. The information that you provide will help us to maintain the health of our storm drains and local waterways.