^ Ditto. The only water I've invested into a "lawn" was when caring for brand-new plants so they wouldn't die on me before getting established. I had ripped out the entire lawn and replaced it with really low-maintenance ground cover and some decorative plants, to save water (and eliminate mowing) in the long run, but of course they needed some good drenchings off the get-go.
I can shower very quickly, though shaving and conditioning adds a little time. I don't do those things every shower though. My washing machine is a high-efficiency front-loader and apparently uses very little water. I don't have a dishwasher, though I'm honestly not all that efficient at saving water while hand-washing; I'd probably be better off if I did have a good efficient dishwasher.