Drought prompts conservation measures

February 6, 2014

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies water to much of San Mateo County, has asked its customers to reduce water usage by 10 percent. With Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Jan. 17, California is now officially in a drought emergency. 2013 was California’s driest year on record, and so far, 2014 is proving to be no better. The source of the unusual weather is a high pressure ridge…