The City of Ripon continues to keep tabs on water usage.
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, James Pease, who is the Deputy Director of Public Works -- he'll officially take over from retired Director of Public Works Ted Johnston in the coming months -- reported a 27 percent decrease for December.
Pease used the pre-drought water levels from 2013 as a measuring stick.
Last month's savings were also a far cry from that of the previous month.
In November, residents reduced their water usage by 11.5 percent.
As for the 12-month tally, Pease reported that Ripon's running average is currently at 24 percent.
He'll continue to keep track of the water conservation numbers for the city on a monthly basis.