As we and the plants and trees we love wait for rain, there are numerous efforts we can make to conserve water. You are probably very familiar with the basics---remove lawn, replace thirsty plants with drought tolerant alternatives, set up a grey water system to direct 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:
A giant agave gathers droplets during one of our few 2016 rain days.