State law and the City of Ripon water meter Installation Program
Since 1992, State law has required water meter installation as part of all new construction. The City of Ripon did not require water meter installations prior to 1992. As a result, 2,215 of the 4,322 Single Family Residences (SFR) do not have meters. In 2004, the State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 2572 requiring all water suppliers to have water meters installed on customer connections by January 1, 2025.
To comply with this State mandate, the City is embarking on a water meter installation program for all SFR currently without a water meter. The water meter installation cost is the responsibility of the property owner currently without a water meter and can be paid as a lump sum or collected as a monthly surcharge on their utility bill over a 10-year period, without interest. This surcharge will be added to the customer’s utility bill starting February 2015, unless the property owner makes arrangements with the City by January 15, 2015 to pay the lump sum water meter cost.
If you own a home built after 1992, you most likely have paid for your meter as part of the construction of your home.
CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the Water Meter Program
Need additional information?
Contact: Engineering Department
Phone: (209) 599-2108