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Ripon’s July water use drops 21.9%
Turlock recorded a water conservation rate of 32.1 percent in April when compared to April 2013. Turlock had been striving to reach a 32 percent reduction since the governors mandate was issued, until earlier this year when new standards were set and the goal was dropped down to 29 percent for Turlock. - photo by Photo Contributed


The Bulletin

The City of Ripon continues to monitor the use of water among residents.

Their collective efforts resulted in 21.9 percent reduction in July, using the pre-drought 2013 water levels as the base line comparison.

Those were the water reduction figures from July as noted by Director of Public Works Ted Johnston at a Ripon City Council meeting earlier this month.

As for the 12-month running tally, Ripon’s water use is down 25.6 percent compared to this time of a year ago.

The mandatory water conservation measures include no outdoor watering between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along with a current three-day schedule (for information click on to on all properties within the City of Ripon through October.

Penalties will be enforced via a written warning for first-time offenders followed by paying a fine for those who continue to be in violation.