Bob Faires sounds like a broken record. A year ago the Seneca utilities director spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS about the area’s stage two severe drought. And 2012 has done little to alleviate the dry conditions. By far, Faires is not alone in his worries for the water supply. Duke Energy’s George Galleher is saying that his company’s consulting meteorologists see December as drier than normal, though next month should see “a normal probability” for precipitation. Seneca’s customers rely on water drawn from Lake Keowee, a Duke Energy-managed lake. And, like this time last year, Faires urges everyone to conserve.