Welcome to Coalinga!

Coalinga is a full service community with a high quality of life, low crime rates, and quality housing.   Coalinga also has quality schools, a library, a museum, and many recreational facilities. Key community events include the Annual Horned Toad Derby,  Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display, and Wham-O-Bass Hot Air Balloon Festival.   Coalinga also serves as the regional retail center of western Fresno County with a K-Mart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and two major grocery stores.

Coalinga is the home of West Hills College.  West Hills College (with satellite campuses at Firebaugh and Lemoore) continues to experience significant growth, providing college level course-work in a variety of disciplines. Enrollment at West Hills College has increased from 2,715 students in the fall of 1994, to 3,886 students in the fall of 1999.    West Hills College is also working with Fresno State University to develop cooperative programs which would allow West Hills Students to take courses offered by Fresno State.  West Hills fields teams in all major sports, and an intercollegiate rodeo team which competes nationally.

Water Watch 2014

Stage 2 – Key Water Conservation Measures

The following water conservation measures are needed to make the most of our watersupply, which has been reduced by 37% because of the drought. More than 70% of our annual water use takes place outside the home.

The measures below will help us makethe most of our precious water supply this year

1. There shall be no water hose washing of sidewalks, walkways, driveways,parking areas, patios, porches or verandas.

2. Outdoor watering for lawns and gardens is restricted to the following schedule:

a. No outdoor watering on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.

b. No outdoor watering between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m Sunday - Saturday.

c. Even addresses outdoor watering is allowed on Tuesday and Friday.

d. Odd addresses and non-residential customers (irrespective of  addressoutdoor watering is allowed on Wednesday and Saturday.

3. Emptying your swimming pool requires permission and will only be granted onetime during a 12-month period.

4. The use of a water hose for outdoor watering with a shut-off valve shall bepermitted at any time.

5. Failure to follow these measures and the other measures in the City’s Water Conservation Ordinance will lead to an initial warning and then monetary fine and up to shutting off your water service.

We are going to share information with the community weekly on how we are doing. We hope that by sharing this information we may not have to go to Stage 3 where thereis no watering outside whatsoever.

During the Drought - Make Every Drop of Water Count!

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