We had some very good rains in early August, between 3 and 4 inches depending on where you live. However, after such a long dry spell we still need to conserve water usage as much as possible. Remember, what goes up also comes down. That includes the water level in the aquifer. Stay abreast of water use restrictions; currently, Stage 1 in effect: once a week on the day that corresponds to the last number of your address, and before 11:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. Use sprinklers that disburse water close to the ground rather than into the air to reduce evaporation, and be sure they are not over-spraying onto streets or sidewalks.