With nurseries concerned about how they are going to keep their plants alive and well, one local grandmother has found her own way to keep her flowers from wilting without watching her water bill climb.
JoAnn Elroy waters her flowers every evening, but not from a hose or her sink. She uses a hole that her friend dug her under her air conditioner to catch the excess water.
"It fills up and I take it in the bucket and water my plants", says Elroy.
She says she's taking the drought very seriously.
"People just don't understand that were really going to have a rough time if we don't get rain", says Elroy.
JoAnn says she has watered her plants like this for years but with weather conditions so severe it really makes sense to do things like this.
"When I was walking past here the water was just dripping out and it just going straight down in the ground", says Elroy.
She says it is so simple.
"When this fills up I take this pan out and I will pour it in a container", says Elroy.
She says for a little of your time you can conserve water and save on your water bill as well.
"Stuff like this it helps out in a lot of ways", says Elroy.
JoAnn says catching the water gives her something to do and she enjoys it. She also adds she wanted to let people know there are things you can do in your own home that don't take a lot of time to help conserve water.