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Ripon to consider resolution ordering water conservation
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The Ripon City Council will consider passing a resolution ordering a mandatory water conservation measure tonight.

This is due to Gov. Newsom’s Executive Order N-7-22 that in part requires the State Water Resources Control Board to consider emergency regulations towards conserving water amid the serious drought conditions.

At the 6 o’clock open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave., elected leaders will look to add to the current water conservation ordinance in place with this new resolution.

Among the few differences are the two, rather than three, watering schedule for outdoor landscapes, from now through October.

Council members had discussed the use of potable water for the irrigation of non-functional turf at commercial, industrial and institutional sites.

At this point, they noted that no penalties will be enforced, in particular, those who have submitted applications to connect to the non-potable water system.

In other agenda items:

·        Council members will determine sending one of their own to attend the League of California Cities Conference as a delegate at the event scheduled from Sept. 7 through Sept. 9 in Long Beach.

·       They’ll look at a “Military Equipment Use Policy,” which, in this case is the Ripon Police Department’s use of drones.

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