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Ripon water use down 13 percent in January
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The Turlock City Council is set to consider implementing a penalty of $25 for those single-family residential water customers whose water use exceeds 40,000 gallons per month. - photo by Photo Contributed

Ripon continues to keep tabs on its water conservation efforts.

At last week’s City Council meeting, Deputy Director of Public Works James Pease provided the latest water usage figures.

For January, he reported that residents reduced their water usage by 13 percent, using the pre-drought water levels from January 2013 as a measuring stick.

Pease noted that the running 12-month tally for Ripon was at 24 percent reduction.

The City of Ripon will continue the once-a-week landscape watering schedule (Saturdays for those with even addresses / Sundays for properties with odd addresses) for the winter month through the end of February.

In March, residents will be allowed to water their yards three times a week – even addresses on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday / odd addresses on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Those in violation could receive an initial warning followed by a fine, if necessary.

For more information, log on to www.cityofripon.org.