Municipal Services

Welcome to Municipal Services, proudly providing a variety of essential services to support your daily needs.

Municipal Services manages a variety of areas which are vital in maintaining a healthy, safe, clean, and thriving community. The department consists of three divisions: Regulatory Affairs, Water Quality Control, and Utility Maintenance. The department is staffed with 57 full-time employees, who implement, deliver, operate, and maintain the City's infrastructure systems and facilities.


Michael Cooke
Municipal Services Director
City employee since 1992

I have the privilege of working with incredibly dedicated and hard-working professionals who are responsible for providing water, wastewater, and stormwater services to our community. Our Department is also responsible for the maintenance of the City's streetlights, traffic signals, vehicles and buses. No matter how difficult, challenging or unpleasant the task, the employees of Municipal Services strive to do whatever it takes to get the job done in a cost-effective and timely manner. It's a real pleasure to be a part of such a fine team.

FOR WATER EMERGENCIES DURING NON-WORKING HOURS
IF YOU NEED WATER TURNED ON OR OFF DURING NON-WORKING HOURS OR ARE REPORTING A WATER, SEWER OR STREETS RELATED EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 668-1200

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

City of Turlock Had Levels of Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) Above the Drinking Water Standard

Our water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation.
We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Water sample results received on June 25th, 2014 showed Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) levels of 6.21ug/L (micrograms per litre). This is above the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 5 ug/L.

What should I do?

• You do not need to use an alternative water supply (e.g., bottled water).
• This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing tetrachloroethylene in excess of the MCL over many years may experience liver problems, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
• If you have other health issues concerning the consumption of this water, you may wish to consult your doctor.

What happened? What is being done?

Water sample results received from a routine sampling conducted on January 27th, 2014 showed Tetrachloroethylene (PCE) levels of 5.8ug/L (micrograms per litre) at one of the City of Turlock well sites. This is above the allowed maximum contaminant level of 5ug/L. In response, the City of Turlock completed a 6-month monitoring program of the contamination site. The results concluded an average contaminant level of 5.8ug/L, demonstrating levels above the regulated maximum amount permitted by law.
Therefore, on August 28, 2014 the City of Turlock took action to permanently take Well 10 (the contamination site) off-line and out of service.

For more information, please contact Garner Reynolds at (209) 668-5590 or 156 S. Broadway, Ste.270, Turlock, Ca 95380.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Secondary Notification Requirements
Upon receipt of notification from a person operating a public water system, the following notification must be given within 10 days [Health and Safety Code Section 116450(g)]:
• SCHOOLS: Must notify school employees, students, and parents (if the students are minors).
• RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS OR MANAGERS (including nursing homes and care facilities): Must notify tenants.
• BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS, OR OPERATORS: Must notify employees of businesses located on the property.
This notice is being sent to you by The City of Turlock
State Water System ID#: 5010019. Date distributed: September 10th, 2014.












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Municipal Services
156 S. Broadway, Ste 270
Turlock, CA 95380

Phone: (209) 668-5590
Email: municipalservices@turlock.ca.us

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Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM
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