That describes it pretty well here, too. This June is a tie for the driest June ever in Utah - officially, we have had a "trace" of water.
The utility bill was high this month, due to AC & water usage. I figure that I can either pay more for the water to grow it myself, or pay more for it at the grocery store. I prefer paying for the water to grow it myself, & we eat what we grow, but I also try to utilize ALL the water that comes out of that faucet, because I pay for every drop. I keep a gallon jug by the sink, & when I need hot water, I catch the gallon of water while it warms up, & that waters the blueberry plant by the front door, or the rose in the corner window bed, etc.I am considering using a dishpan for the dishes. With just DH & I here, it seems a waste to use the dishwasher, & I know from past experience that I can wash the dishes in less water than it uses, & then toss the rinse water on the plants.
I have some areas that are barked, that I do not water at all. Keeps the weeds from growing, & decreases our total water useage.
If they restrict water to water the lawns, I have no problem using my bathwater (grey water) for the lawn, &/or to keep the trees alive. I mulch the garden deeply, & amazingly, it does not take as much water as the lawn does, so no problem there.