City Utilities Director Patrick Murphy says since the restrictions were instituted, the average daily demand has decreased 18 percent to 20 percent.
While the storm may be bad for the Gulf Coast, it could be a boon for Indiana.
The forecast calls for cooler than normal daytime highs today and tomorrow.
Even though Monroe County has received rain, it is not enough to lift the burn ban.
A lack of precipitation this summer could lead to less snow this winter, experts say.
Many rural residents rely on groundwater for drinking and cooking, and many city dwellers and businesses tap into underground aquifers as well.
74 of the state's 92 counties had been given some form of disaster status as of Monday.
Most of central Indiana needs a half foot of rainfall just to get back to normal - or around a foot of rain in some places to erase the deficit for the year.
Thunderstorms made their way through central and northern Indiana on Friday, bringing rain and high winds.
Blazing heat and weeks without rain are parching the region