The dry weather is causing problems for water customers in Limestone County.
River levels are low and causing a shortage of water for the North part of the county which pulls water from the Elk River.
"We have a 3.2-million gallon a day water treatment facility on Elk River, and it's maxed out," said Byron Cook, General Manager of the Limestone Co. Water and Sewer Authority. "We're doing every thing we can out of that facility."
All Limestone County water customers have been asked to voluntarily conserve water, but if things get worse, it could become mandatory.
"We haven't gone mandatory at this point," said Cook. "We try not to if we can avoid it, but without rain in sight, we're trying to hold off as long as we can."
Officials are asking county residents to refrain from watering plants and yards, filling up swimming pools and washing cars.
"People don't realize what they're doing when they leave their water on or wash their car or whatever else they're doing," said Cook. "It'd be bad if it was just one person, but when it's across the board and a big portion of the system, it takes a drain on the system."