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The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Regulators To San Francisco: Stop Taking Water From Tuolumne River During Drought

The State Water Resources Control Board on Friday ordered cutbacks for San Francisco to stop taking some of its water from the Tuolumne River despite the city’s decades-old water rights.

06/26/2015

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Despite Record Drought, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Levels At 92 Percent

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which supplies drinking water to 2.6 million Bay Area customers, says the supply looks good heading into summer, but conservation remains a top priority.

06/09/2015

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San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In Reservoir

A $111,000-a-year San Francisco water manager will likely be suspended after he was seen urinating in a reservoir that supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents.

02/09/2015

Smoke from the Rim Fire lingers over the O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on August 24, 2013 in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco To Blend Groundwater With Hetch Hetchy Drinking Supply

San Francisco’s PUC has begun digging in and around Golden Gate Park in search of water flows with plans to pump up to four million gallons a day to blend into the Hetch Hetchy tap water supply by 2016.

11/24/2014

Pulgas Water Temple near Redwood City (photo credit: Anna Duckworth)

Hetch Hetchy Drinking Water Delivered Through 1st-of-its Kind Tunnel Underneath San Francisco Bay

A first-of-its kind tunnel from Newark to Redwood City dug underneath San Francisco Bay began delivering water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday.

10/15/2014

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San Francisco Hopes Sexy Voice Will Help Save Water, New Ads Say Conservation Feels ‘Oh, So Right’

After a slow start, customers of San Francisco’s Hetch Hetchy water system are starting to conserve more, but if they don’t keep it up, The SF Public Utilities Commission says they’ll have to impose mandatory rationing.

06/23/2014

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Water Officials Say Mixing Hetch Hetchy, Local Groundwater Will Be Safe

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will mix Hetch Hetchy water with San Francisco groundwater and said the supply will be safe for consumption.

04/24/2014

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Powerful Storms Do Little To Quench Bay Area Drought

Even if the Bay Area got all the rain predicted for the week, it still wouldn’t alleviate the record drought the region has been facing.

03/31/2014

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San Francisco Wants To Use Recycled Water To Clean Streets

San Francisco is looking into ways to cut down on its supply of drinking water including using recycled water for street cleaning purposes.

03/17/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

As State Suffers Through Drought, SF Asks Residents To Cut Use

San Francisco city officials asked residents Friday to cut back on their water usage.

01/31/2014

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