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Ripon cuts water use in April by 26 percent
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Single-family homes in Turlock that use more than 40,000 gallons of water a month will be charged an Excessive Water Use Penalty. - photo by KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal

The City of Ripon continues to put forth its best effort in conserving water.

At the June 9 Council meeting, Public Works Director James Pease provided an update for the past two months.

In April, he reported water usage among residents being down  26 percent in April, using the 2013 levels to make his baseline comparison.

Much could be the same for May, where water conservation efforts among folks were reduced to 19 percent.

Once again, Pease used the levels recorded back in May 2013 to make his comparisons.

No watering is allowed between 10 a.m. to 6 .,m. for all residents.

From now through October, they're allowed to water landscaping three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for those with even numbered addresses.

Folks with odd numbered addresses can do their outdoor watering on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Those in violation will be provided with warnings prior to accessing fines and other penalties.

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