Already our gardens are starting to dry and yes, we did water at the weekend within the restrictions and then we bucketed. Already our plants and pots are drying out and it's a shame. Of course we watered. We haven't wasted water but water usage was bound to go up this weekend because the soil is starting to dry out. Some people are still taking out dead trees from last year which means our shade is gone. That isn't going to help.We have all been saving water during the winter and some of us kept saving shower water too. Our soil is just hopeless and we need to be able to water every day to keep the dust down and the fine bits which float off gum tree flowers.You can't live in a desert.