California Sees Slow Recovery From Drought

City of Turlock enforces conservation rules to counteract stressed groundwater levels

City of Turlock, Calif., recovers slowly from drought

The city of Turlock, Calif., shared that it is still dealing with the aftermath of the drought. With the hot summer months, city officials said they’re having a hard time keeping up with water demand and are still enforcing strict watering rules.

The city is asking everyone to continue conserving, reminding that the two-day-per-week watering schedule is still in effect. The city says groundwater levels still haven’t recovered from the drought, and some wells are now offline after high levels of arsenic and nitrates were found.

The city will be watering places like city parks and schools during non-watering days, which is a temporary fix to ease water pressure issues since multiple wells were taken offline. It is asking residents to be patient and to keep up the conservation fight, even in a non-drought year.

City officials say three wells are to be fixed in August, which will increase the water supply. There’s no word on when the conservation order will be lifted.

CBS Sacramento

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