Utility Maintenance Division
The Utility Maintenance Division's Mission is to provide a safe and effective Water, Wastewater and Storm Distribution system. In addition, we provide an operation and maintenance program that will keep these systems functioning at their top efficiency, maximize their useful life and minimize cost to the customers of the City of Turlock.
State Certified Personnel are responsible for the day to day operation, maintenance and repair of the City's water, sewer and storm distribution personnel. With a current staff of 16 full time and two part time employees, the division maintains more than 270 miles of water lines, over 240 miles of sewer lines and more than 70 miles of storm line. The division also operates and maintains 42 storm lift stations, 18 sewer lift stations and 24 active water wells.
The Utility Maintenance Division is comprised of several working groups.
As the primary support source for the physical infrastructure of the City, Utility Maintenance handles the water, wastewater, fleet and electrical maintenance duties inherent in any City organization.
The City of Turlock has 17,382 water connections to its potable water system. The city operates 25 potable water wells and a handful of non-potable wells used for landscape watering in city parks. The average daily water production is 13 million gallons per day (MGD) with a peak demand of 38 MGD during the summer. Potable water is distributed through 1,262,217 linear feet (239 miles) of pipeline ranging in diameter from 1 to 16 inches. In 2007, 8.3 billion gallons of drinking water was pumped from the city’s 25 wells.
There are 1,075,926 lineal feet of sewer line in Turlock (204 miles) ranging in diameter from 4 inches to 48 inches.
The city has a successful and proactive sewer line preventative maintenance program. Annual performance goals include, but are not limited to: clean 250,000 linear feet of sewer and storm drain line; clear roots and grease from 30,000 linear feet of sewer line; and TV at least 75,000 linear feet of sewer line.
On October 23, 2007, the City Council adopted a Sewer System Management Plan. For more information, click here