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Ripon continues efforts to reduce water usage
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The summer months are here.

With it comes warmer and dryer weather along with the use of more watering needed for those lawns and gardens.

The City of Ripon continues its water conservation efforts, with Director of Public Works Ted Johnston providing the latest updates at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

“Our water usage for June was 21 percent,” he said using the 2013 pre-draught levels as the baseline comparison.

The 12-month running tally in water reducing usage was a 24 percent, Johnston added.

Those numbers were consistent from the previous few months — Ripon’s running average for May was at 24.8 percent while the city-wide reduction efforts were over 34 percent.

The City is currently on three-day watering schedule for use on landscape only.

No watering is allowed between 10 a.m. through 6 p.m.

Information on the outdoor watering schedule for homes along with fines attached to those in violation can be obtained by logging on to