Fortunately, not everyone keeps up with the Kardashians.
Celebrity sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are among a number of stars listed as some of the worst water wasters in their upscale California neighborhoods amid unprecedented drought restrictions.
Three of the duo’s multimillion-dollar properties were among the “overrun” reports from the Las Virgenes municipal water district, indicating they had exceeded 150% of their monthly water allowance at least four times since the drought emergency was declared late last year, according to data obtained. by the Los Angles Times.
It potentially leaves them subject to flow-limiting devices, which would drastically reduce the amount of water they could waste.
Other stars on the list of about 2,000 spendthrift residents in the upscale Calabasas and Hidden Hills neighborhoods were Kevin Hart and Sylvester Stallone, according to the report.
But the most wasteful were former NBA star Dwyane Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union, who used up 90,000 gallons more than they were supposed to in June — more than 1,400% of that month’s allowance.
The pair were even worse in May, when they used a whopping 489,000 gallons more than they were allowed to — more than any other customer that month, the LA newspaper reported.
The couple blamed a problem with their pool, telling the LA Times that they have since taken “drastic steps to reduce water usage in line with new city guidelines and have been living with us ever since.”
“We have made every effort to rectify the situation and will do our utmost to resolve the issue,” they emphasized.
“We will continue to work with the city and the water distribution company to ensure this does not become an issue in the future.”
The listing included two properties associated with 41-year-old Kim Kardashian — her Hidden Hills home and the adjacent lot, the LA newspaper reported. Together, they exceeded their June budget by about 232,000 gallons.
Her sister Kourtney, 43, exceeded her June budget at her Calabasas mansion by about 101,000 gallons, the data said.
Representatives of the Kardashians did not respond to the outlet’s requests for comment.
A lawyer for Stallone, 76, suggested the “Rocky” star was “incorrectly named in the story because he is a famous person.”
He suggested that the 230,000 excess gallons used in June — 533% more than their allotted budget — could “mischaracterize and misrepresent the water consumption situation there.”
The Stallones “have over 500 mature trees on the property, including countless fruit trees and pines,” explained the star’s attorney, Marty Singer.
“Without enough water, they would most likely die. That could result in dead or damaged trees falling on my client’s property or adjacent properties.”
Stallone “has handled the situation responsibly and proactively” and had “notified the city of the mature trees, and is awaiting an inspection and further instructions from the city on how to proceed,” Singer said, claiming that “all the larger properties in the area have similar problems.”
A 26-acre estate in Calabasas named Kevin Hart, meanwhile, exceeded its June budget by 117,000 gallons, or about 519%, data shows. A representative of the prankster did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.
The messages sent to the stars warn that they are “expected to abide by the cuts in water consumption … in effect because of this emergency.”
Others on the list were high-profile lawyers, doctors and Hollywood executives, according to the LA Times.
Las Virgenes, which serves approximately 75,000 clients, admitted that its clients are among the most wasteful due to their expectations of preserving their beautiful homes and gardens.
“Not only are we asking them to minimize their water usage, but we are also asking them, in a sense, to completely rethink what is aesthetically pleasing to them and how that will affect their property values,” the water company says. spokesman, Mike McNutt, told the paper.
“It’s no excuse for them, but it’s fair,” he said.