HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — California state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.
The move is an effort to save water statewide during this historic drought.READ MORE: 'Fire Hose' Of Subtropical Moisture Bearing Down On Northern California
While the shower-heads are off, some foot faucets still working at Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay, but those will be turned off soon, too.
People looking to rinse off at Seacliff State Beach found the showers capped, and signs alerting visitors.READ MORE: Kid-Size Doses Of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective
“I think they’re doing the right thing. they got to ration water,” Dave McLean of Walnut Creek said.
But, not all visitors agreed with the move.
“Honestly I’m kind of torn, I’m not sure. I think that people, regardless, they’re going to come home and take a shower after being in the ocean, “Adam Bentley of Watsonville said.MORE NEWS: Support Builds for KPIX Reporter Targeted in YouTuber's Racist Remarks
State officials have shut off showers at 38 state beaches. They believe this change will save up to 18 million gallons of water a year.