Besides, I'd rather have flowers than lawn anyway! (And the birds and bees are happy...)
I've converted to 'water wise' plantings in my front and back yards. My neighbors are getting on board as well, To encourage and inspire them, I've done a bunch of photo mockups showing what their homes will look like with drought tolerant landscaping.
Since I'm a firm believer in pictures speaking louder than words, here are some "mockups" of potential transformations. Hope it inspires you as well!