As summer days go (and yes, it is already summer-esque here) water conservation does not get very high on the list. Especially when one is playing. It was my daughter's 7th birthday party this past weekend and the husband activated the slip and slide - more slide than slip - and lots of water went into the already well watered lawn.
We did what we could to mitigate a lawn in the desert. I chose carefully a kind of fescue that would hold up to heat and cold and not require tons of water to survive either. We even installed the latest rotors that save tons of water from overspill and overwater.
But alas, all bets are off when it is hot and a birthday party. So much for conservation. Oh well, in 7 years it will be added to the water table.