The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.
Sandbags: As a service to citizens, the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department operates a sandbag pickup operation. Turlock residents can pick-up sandbags for use during storm events to prevent damage and flooding on their property however, the City of Turlock does not deliver sandbags.
If flooding occurs on City streets, you may clean debris from the grating but please do not remove storm grates or manhole covers, as doing so will create safety and security problems.
Sandbags can be picked up at 901 S. Walnut Rd., Turlock. Sandbags may be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours may be extended and additional sand bag pickup locations may be added if demand is high. There is no charge for the sandbags, but disposal becomes the responsibility of the citizen. For more information on sandbag pickup, please call Municipal Services at 668-5590.
Leaf Pickup Program: The City of Turlock's Public Facilities Maintenance Division began the annual Leaf Pickup Program on Nov 3.
Turlock residents are encouraged to use their green waste containers for leaves and garden refuse. Any leaves that will not fit in to the green container may be placed in the street 18" from the curb side in loose piles, not bagged. Limbs are not to be placed in leaf piles. Do not park vehicles in front of your residence in locations which will prevent access to leaf collection prior to your scheduled day, on the scheduled day and the day after your scheduled day. This will allow for more flexibility within the schedule.
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WATER CONSERVATION TIP #31
Landscape watering while it’s raining is a violation of the municipal code: Section 6-7-408 (c) of the City of Turlock Municipal Code states that watering outdoor landscaping while raining constitutes an act of water waste. Make sure to turn off your sprinklers during the winter season.