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Ripon reduces water use in November by 24.9% over 2013
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The City of Ripon’s water reduction figures for November are looking much better.
After an underwhelming 13.5 percent the previous month (October), the Ripon City Council on Tuesday heard the latest at 24.9 percent, using November 2013 as the baseline comparison.
The water reduction numbers were announced by Director of Public Works Ted Johnston.
Part of the reason for the improvement could be pointed to the once-a-week watering schedule for November through February.
All properties within the City of Ripon with an even numbered address are only allowed to water landscaping on Saturday. Those with an odd numbered address can only do so on Sunday.
In comparison, the City has a three-days per week watering schedule from March through October.
Johnston provided the water reduction update during reports by the department heads.
Other notables included:
uRipon Police Chief Ed Ormonde announcing that two new officers will be sworn in at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave. They’ll be filling in two vacant positions, he said.
uCouncilman Daniel de Graaf congratulated his colleagues Michael Restuccia and Leo Zuber for being in line as the new mayor and vice mayor, respectively.
uCouncilman Dean Uecker indicated that he was looking forward to being involved in the Christmas Light Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14. The event is presented by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, Ripon Consolidated Fire District, and the Ripon Police Department, with the South San Joaquin Irrigation District serving as the sponsor.

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