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Ripon restricts watering to one day a week thru end of February

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POSTED November 21, 2017 1:13 a.m.

The City of Ripon’s water usage for October was at 13.7 percent.
That’s according to Director of Public Works Ted Johnston, who, last week, provided the water reduction update.
He used 2013 pre-drought water levels as a base line when making that comparison at the Ripon City Council meeting.
Those numbers put the annual monthly tally at 27.7 percent – the goal for Ripon is 30 percent reduction per month.
The City’s mandatory outdoor watering schedule is now in effect.
From now through February, all those living within the City of Ripon with an even address are only allowed to water on Saturdays.
Ditto that for those with odd numbered addresses – the watering schedule here through February is exclusively Sunday.
Johnston said that two signs on the one-day outdoor watering schedule is posted in area’s around town.
His staff has stepped up efforts in citing and providing notices on those in violation of the water conservation ordinances, enlisting the street sweepers and others to help provide reports.
Johnston was pleased with the ground water levels, which are “up by one foot in the last six months,” he said.

To contact reporter Vince Rembulat, e-mail vrembulat@mantecabulletin.com.

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