By VINCE REMBULAT
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 www.cityofripon.org/resident/city-services/water-conservation) 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.