Washing our cars, watering our lawns, or simply letting our children run through the sprinkler are all summer activities that we regularly engage in. Nothing is wrong with any of these activities, but with the heat index being so high and there being so little rain (in the midwest US), we have to be more conservative when it comes to our water usage. No one likes having to be told when they can and cannot use their water, but in this particular situation, we must be conscious of the situation. So please be conscious of the amount of water you are using on such miscellaneous things. Try your best to conserve when possible. It can make a big difference.