Due to severe drought in the western United States, water use restrictions are in place in many areas of Southern California. But more than 2,000 people living in Calabasas and Hidden Hills, affluent neighborhoods near Los Angeles known for their lush lawns and giant swimming pools, exceed the permitted limit. And sometimes from a distance.
It was reported on Monday, August 22 that many celebrities have received such warnings Los Angeles Times. Kim Kardashian, like her sister Kourtney, both reality TV stars have been pinned multiple times in June. According to the daily, it cites official documents.
A Hidden Hills home and adjacent land owned by a trust linked to Kim Kardashian exceeded their total water allotment by nearly 880,000 litres. A house owned by Kourtney Kardashian in Calabasas overflowed with nearly 380,000 liters.
Sylvester Stallone’s residence in Hidden Hills exceeded its quota for June by 870,000 liters, or 533% over the limit. The American actor’s lawyer told the daily that there was a risk in giving his article “False picture of the situation” On a property with about 500 mature trees, he said his clients installed “preventive” A drip irrigation system and some lawns are left to die.
Flow control devices
Violators are initially fined hundreds of dollars, but recalcitrant and repeat offenders — often the wealthy — may see their water reduced to a trickle. Officials in the Los Virgines Municipal Water District, which includes Calabasas and Hidden Hills, have already installed flow control devices on 20 property main shutoff valves, the newspaper reported.
Las Virgenes spokesman Mike McNutt said he hoped celebrities would lead by example in following the rules. “People listen to you, see you, and respect what you do”he said.
More Southern Californians are replacing water-hungry lawns with hardy plants native to the region.
The state of California, facing its worst drought in more than two decades due to climate change, has announced a new strategy to collect, treat and desalinate significant amounts of water.
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