ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Residents in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are being asked to keep an eye on how much water they use, though no restrictions are currently being implemented.

The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, the Albemarle County Service Authority, and the Charlottesville Utilities Department say they are currently prepared to meet the public water need despite below-normal rainfall.

However, they also say water conservation is encouraged for public water and private well users as drought-like conditions are occurring throughout Central Virginia.

According to a release, the community uses between 10 and 12 million gallons of drinking water per day, and area reservoirs are currently 93 percent full.

Recent information from the U.S. Drought Monitor puts most of the area in moderate drought conditions, so residents are asked to be mindful about conserving water by limiting outdoor watering, washing cars and filling pools.

“We strategically manage our reservoirs and water treatment plants during the winter and spring in preparation for the dry summer and fall seasons. We are confident there is an adequate supply of drinking water to serve our community for the foreseeable future,” said RWSA Executive Director Bill Mawyer. “We thank the community for its ongoing support of water conservation as we continue to promote the wise use of water by everyone this season and year-round.” 

While there are several chances for rain in the forecast for the first part of the week, any rainfall is expected to be hit-or-miss and not widespread.

RWSA says it has been taking steps to increase the water supply in preparation for growth and extended drought conditions due to uncertain climate issues.

These include a new dam to expand the Ragged Mountain Reservoir, which was completed in 2014, major renovations at the two largest water treatment plants that will be finished later this year, and water piping projects to increase water storage capacity and improve infrastructure resilience.

The Shenandoah National Park has already put in place restrictions on campfires and suspended all fishing due to drought conditions.

Both the national park and the George Washington National Forest are experiencing conditions that mean fire hazards are very high.