My older daughter lives in Carlsbad, New Mexico, which is sharing Texas's current severe drought conditions. The City Council there, she tells me, has just passed a law seriously restricting water use. From April 1 to September 30 of every year, outdoor watering is limited to three days a week between 6 p.m. and 10
Washington State recently passed legislation legitimizing use of rain barrels. That would be a good start here in Point Roberts: i.e., for people to install rain barrels.