Just read through this article: California Drought: State Water Project Halts Deliveries for 2014 | TIME.com I have been thinking about things to do when water is, if not exactly scarce, but only to be used for the bare necessities. 1: Keep my hair short. Will require less water(and less shampoo). I like it only just long enough to tie back anyways. It will hopefully get cut in the next week or so. 2: Use paper dishes as much as possible. In cold weather, you can burn them afterwards for warmth as well. 3: Make foods that don't require water or use that many dishes. Sandwiches occured to me as a great idea for that, because of the variety you can have with them, the bread and 'stuffins' you can use are limitless. I also frequently make myself a 1pot spaghetti or alfredo dish that usually lasts me for 2 meals. 4: Limit bathing, or at least the amount of water you use(2 or 3 gallons is all I really need for a thorough cleaning). And keep plenty of handwipes or vinegar available so your hands can be clean without using water. 5: Well guys have it easier a little when it comes to bathroom usage, but I will say that this is one area you shouldn't skimp on, as in going to the bathroom. A very water efficient toilet or an outhouse or something is acceptable, but when we had the house pipes frozen for 5 days last winter, I'd have to outside and fill up jugs at the spigot for household usage. So I know that it takes 3 gallons of water for each toilet flush, and 20gallons for a large load of laundry(though I can't remember if that was total or per fill cycle). And it was really cold so I'd put off going to the bathroom as much as I could, because mom's disabled and she had trouble filling the jugs up. And I started feeling sick, and I know it's because I wasn't clearing out my body like I should have. 6: Don't try and make juice from fruits/veggies, you'll lose some liquid, and have all that pulp left over, and a juicer to clean. Eating the fruits/veggies as is gives you just as much nutrition, and you also won't waste energy making juice. 7: Don't just worry about conserving outside water, but conserve your body's supply too. Don't do sweaty activity if you can avoid it(yeah that can be taken out of context, I kinda walked right into that one didn't I?). Also avoid salty foods and other edibles that can dehydrate you quicker, like alcoholic and caffienated beverages.