Water and sewer services are provided by the City of Turlock. City drinking water is drawn from deep groundwater wells. The City produces an average of 21 million gallons per day, with summertime peaks of up to 32 million gallons per day. The City currently has 24 active drinking water wells and an additional well planned for construction in 2014. Also planned for completion in 2014 is an additional 1 million gallon water reservoir for the Turlock Regional Industrial Park. Turlock's state-of-the art Regional Water Quality Control Facility is designed to process up to 20 million gallons of waste water per day. With recently completed upgrades, the facility provides advanced secondary and tertiary levels of waste water treatment. Sewer service charges to residential customers are based on fixture units, while industrial charges are based on a gallons + BOD + SS formula. In January of 2013, sewer rates increased 2%. The facility is currently undergoing a $23 million dollar upgrade to provide additional BOD capacity, increased influent flow pumping capacity and other unit process improvements.
Established in 1887, the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) was the first irrigation district in the state of California. Today, TID provides electricity to approximately 100,000 homes, farms, businesses and municipal accounts within a 662 square-mile boundary. It also provides irrigation water to more than 5,800 growers that farm approximately 150,000 acres. TID is governed by a five member Board of Directors and operates under the provisions of the California Water Code as a Special District.
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