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May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation habits.
During the month of May we need to reevaluate our water conservation efforts to ensure we are focused on preserving the most precious resource in California - water. With 2015 being declared as the fourth year of the drought, it is more important than ever to do everything we can to help sustain a long lasting water supply.
Let's take this time to focus on our conservation efforts -what we are currently doing and how we can do better. For example, replace sink faucets with low-flow aerators and showers with high-efficiency showerheads (without losing water pressure). These are inexpensive upgrades and can reduce water use!
Stay tuned. Over the next few weeks, the City of Turlock will provide articles on the following topics:
• Outdoor Landscape Water Use
• Educating Children on California's Drought
• WaterSense Facts - Did you know...?
• Efficient Indoor Water Use Tips
For questions or additional information, please contact Municipal Services at 209-668-5590.
- Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department

Showers instead of baths: It takes about 70 gallons of water to fill a bathtub; showers are generally the more water-efficient way to bathe.