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Ripon water usage 10 percent below pre-drought levels
City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. - photo by Photo Contributed

 With rain in the forecast for later this week, the City of Ripon will continue to monitor water usage among residents.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Director of Public Works James Pease provided an update, reporting that water conservation efforts dropped 10 percent. He used the pre-drought levels from 2013 to make his base line comparison.

Beginning this month, the City has implemented a one-day only for watering landscaping, using an odd / even address.

During the months of November through February, all properties in city limits with even-numbered addresses are only allowed to water on Saturdays.

Those with odd-numbered can do so on only on Sundays.

Anyone in violation will initial receive written warnings – first violation within a one-year period is $50 followed by second violation ($100), third violation ($200) and third or more violation ($400) within that same one-year period.

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