An advisory is the lowest of four drought designations.
State Water Resources Board Chairwoman Susan Licardi says the drought advisory is meant to raise awareness about current conditions. State officials are urging Rhode Islanders to take precautionary measures to conserve water and to be aware of the dry conditions.
State recommendations include avoiding over-watering of lawns, and not watering yards during the hottest part of the day.
Governor Raimondo says residents and businesses should know who their water supplier is, and be awae of any restrictions that may be implemented.