It's amazing how much you miss water when you can't have it anymore! We live in a patio home and have very little real "yard". What garden we do have, we have re-planted with drought tolerant plantings and put down a lot of mulch.
The problem is, we have a central, saltillo tiled patio. It has a fountain (over three feet tall so we can't use it) and 4 rooflines dump down into it. When the dust blows it has a lovely (that is sarcasm) cyclone effect in our patio. In years past, I have been able to keep it pretty clean with a good power wash about once a month. But now, because of restrictions, I have not been able to wash it off for over a year. We have our own little dust bowl in the center of our house!
Yesterday, when we were driving home we noticed a river of water running down several streets, into the storm drain. I have no idea where it was coming from, probably someone's swimming pool, but it sure made me remember how nice it was to be able to use water to do things like wash your car, water your lawn, run your fountain, and wash off your patio!