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Ripon water use levels for April 8% less than in 2013
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City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. - photo by Photo Contributed

The City of Ripon is urging residents to watch their water usage.

Director of Public Works James Pease said at Tuesday’s Ripon City Council meeting that another dry year is ahead based on recent information from the California Water Board.

At this point, he noted that this could be the driest year since 2014-15.

Pease provided the water conservation effort from April, where residents managed 8 percent reduction based on the 2013 levels.

In an effort to reduce usage, the City prohibits any sort of watering between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those living in addresses with an even number can do water landscaping on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Those with odd-numbered address can do likewise on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Residents not following the prescribed watering conservation measures may be subjected to a fine after the first written warning – $50 for first violation within one year, $100 for second time offender within that same year, and $200 after a third violation during that same one-year period.

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