The national weather service estimates most of Covington County has received only 30 percent of its normal year-to-date rainfall.
Add the heat and humidity and the end results are problems.
But utility board General Manager, Jerome Rogers, has some good news for Opp residents.
Both of the city's water storage tanks are back on line.
One of the half-million gallon tanks was down due to maintenance.
Rogers had asked Opp water customers to cut their use by about 20-percent, but he says that will soon be lifted.
Even though the reserve levels have come up, Rogers says an odd/even watering schedule will remain in effect until the area gets heavy rainfall.