"We're just asking people to be a little more attentive," Calkins said. "We've had high heat, and if you don't use water the right way, you could lose water to evaporation."
Nicholasville services 13,084 - 12,463 residential, 597 commercial and 24 industrial - customers.
Nicholasville draws its water from Pool 8 along the Kentucky River. Pool 8 is downstream of Pool 9 that services Kentucky American Water.
"The river flows through (Pool) 9 where our water in (Pool) 8 comes from," Calkins said. "It was as low as 190 million gallons, and they (KAW) are pulling out 62 to 65 million gallons ... That's 32.6 percent."
Wilmore's doing fine
Wilmore's water supply is in fine shape, said Dave Carlstedt, Wilmore Utility and Public Works director.
"Our position is a little bit unique in the region because the city is the only municipality that draws from Pool No. 6, and we're below the Dix River," he said. "From a raw water position, Wilmore is very well off."
Carlstedt credit's the city's water plant expansion project in 2002 with helping the city remain in good shape.
While the city's situation is good, Carlstedt understands the needs in other areas.
"We're conserving out of courtesy," he said, adding that water Wilmore does not use will mean more water for communities who draw water from the Kentucky River.
Jessamine County in severe drought
According to the National Weather Service in Louisville, Jessamine County is in a severe drought.
As of Monday, the Lexington area has received just 23.19 inches of rain for the calendar year, 8.22 inches off the normal total for this time of year. Those figures do not reflect the totals from Tuesday's rains.
Nicholasville's water advisory is in effect until further notice.