Drought shuts down Pacifica surfer showers October 03 2014
The latest casualty of California’s drought is showers for surfers.
The city of Pacifica, just south of San Francisco, announced Thursday that it will seek to save water by reducing the number of shower heads at three coastal spots popular with surfers.
Under the directive, shower heads at both Linda Mar Beach and Rockaway Beach will be reduced from two to one, and from four to two at Sharp Park near the pier.
City leaders did not immediately return phone calls, but the water department’s website said the city was working to conserve water, recently declaring a “Stage 2″ water shortage and putting in place restrictions on outdoor water use.
Pacifica’s water comes from Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy, which is owned and operated by San Francisco’s water agency.
In January, Gov. Brown declared a statewide drought emergency and urged communities to reduce their water consumption by 20 percent.