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Water conservation efforts in California’s urban communities continued their upward trend, climbing to 11.5 percent statewide for the month of August, according to of the latest retail water supplier report released by the State Water Resources Control Board.

The August statewide water saving rate is a significant jump from the 7.5 percent reported in July and 4 percent in June, as compared to a year ago.

The report also found that 81 percent of the water agencies reporting have instituted outdoor water use restrictions. This outdoor water use restriction is a key action for urban water suppliers under the emergency water conservation regulation because outdoor watering comprises a large percentage of urban water use, as much as 80 percent in some areas.

The City of Turlock has implemented Stage 1 of its Emergency Water Shortage Plan that imposes a number of restrictions on water use, including restrictions on outdoor water use.

Water conservation efforts of Turlock residents are a key component in our water conservation efforts and the City of Turlock water customers have made great strides in conserving water. The most recent monthly report to the State showed a 13 percent reduction in water use for the month of August. That amounts to a reduction of over 100 million gallons of water.

The City of Turlock commends its water customers for maximizing their conservation efforts, both at home and at work.

— Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department

Water Conservation Tip #27

FALL LANDSCAPE AND WATERING MAINTENANCE: Reset Sprinklers – Lawns, plants, and gardens require less water in the fall as daylight hours become shorter and the sun’s intensity decreases. Reduce watering days and times to one to two days per week.