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Ripon water use increases in August
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August was a very hot month.

Because of that, the City of Ripon’s water conservation efforts took a drop to 15.2 percent, according to Director of Public Works Ted Johnston.

He used the pre-drought water levels from 2013 as his base line comparison.

The 12-month running average remained consistent at 25.4 percent, Johnston said at last weeks Ripon City Council meeting.

“We’re staying close (with that average) each month,” he added.

Ripon will continue with its current three-day watering schedule on all properties within the city through the end of this month.

Included is no outdoor watering between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information on that is available at

Johnston, in addition, reported that the water conservation coordinator has been out and about, implementing the city’s Water Conservation Program, issuing warnings and citations, if necessary.