So, I live in a place that's gifted with abundant water. And I do mean abundant - there are lakes and streams and ponds. Some years we have more abundance than we want and everything is water logged. This year has started off a bit spooky. The forest and ground have been painfully, frighteningly dry for over a month with just a little rain here and there.
We do have a few tricks in place for times of drought. Our whole family has been known to run around the house like loons, placing every single bucket we have under the eves to catch the rare July or August drips. That water gets used for dyeing and in the garden.
We also do this:
Yep, that's a hose that goes from my bathtub to the garden. The water from nightly bathing (part of my sleep routine and not to be missed except in the most dire of circumstances) is kept overnight and reused the next day to water the garden and/or the greenhouse.
As far as water goes, it's one of the ways I've come closest to having my cake and eating it too.