Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara is urging Delaware residents to conserve water during the hot dry summer.
Among the recommendations is don’t water your lawn.
That’s generally 50 percent of demand.
State officials say that New Castle County is just 8 inches shy of the normal rainfall for the last six months.
In Sussex it’s been 9 and-a-half inches while Kent has been short by 12 inches.
This is the driest season since a drought 8 years ago.