- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown told a group of water managers that the San Francisco Bay Area is doing a good job meeting the state’s water conservation goals.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1RQHofQ ) Friday that Brown spoke to water officials from the South Bay to San Francisco. He said they are setting the bar for how cities and water agencies across California should respond to state-ordered water reductions rolled out this week.

Under the governor’s emergency drought order, communities are required to cut their water use between 4 percent and 36 percent, compared to 2013 consumption, or face fines, the newspaper reported. The goal is to achieve a 25 percent cumulative drop in urban water use over the next nine months.

Brown said he is doing his part to save water as well. He said he didn’t have a morning shower Friday.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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