As we care for the plants and trees we love, there are numerous efforts we can make to conserve water. The plumeria plant in the photo thrives on collected shower water, for example.
You are probably very familiar with the basics---remove lawn, replace thirsty plants with drought tolerant alternatives, set up a grey water system to send laundry water to trees and decorative plants.
Numerous other indoor and outdoor water saving ideas are available at the Goleta Water District website and at SaveOurWater.com, the California state website. Please check them out: