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Water meters going online soon in Ripon
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The City of Ripon will soon be able to track down water usage via online.
Elected leaders last week approved GM Construction  installing 2,757 wireless transmitters from National Meter and Automation, Inc.
A change order of $108,908 was necessary, but the bulk of that will cover labor, according to Engineering Supervisor James Pease.
“It should take about three or four weeks from the time we receive the materials,” he said.
Once online, city staff will have access to process data from homes and businesses.
That information will be pertinent as Ripon continues its water conservation efforts.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandate continues to be a 36 percent reduction using 2013 as the baseline for water use.
Director of Public Works Ted Johnston noted that Ripon’s conservation efforts has been at 29 percent reduction overall including 26.3 percent for February.
“That’s not accounting for the leap day,” he said.
The City urges folks to continue their efforts in conserving water including a double check of their automatic sprinkler system timers.