Kim Celebrity neighbors, including the Kardashians and Sylvester Stallone, have been warned for repeatedly ignoring water restrictions at their home in drought-hit California, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.U.S. West 23 Having endured years of drought and exacerbated by human-induced climate change, strict water restrictions have been applied to swaths of Southern California, including the affluent areas of Calabasas and the Hidden Hills.
But the more than 2,000 residents of two glitzy enclaves north of Los Angeles, known for their sprawling green lawns and giant swimming pools, continue to push the envelope, often in spectacular amounts. The newspaper reported that celebrity reality stars Kim and Kourtney Kardashian had re-offended in June, citing notices obtained through public records act requests. The Hills home and adjacent land exceeded their combined water allowance for the month by 232,000 gallons (878,000 liters), while sister Courtney’s property in nearby Calabasas exceeded approximately 100,000 gallons.
The $18 million Hidden Hills property, owned by ‘Rocky’ star Stallone, exceeded the June limit by 230,000 gallons (533%) and exceeded the previous month’s limit by 195,000 gallons. Hundreds of dollars will be fined, but wealthy homeowners who are still not deterred will eventually be able to physically reduce supplies slightly.
The water authority for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which covers Calabasas and the Hidden Hills, has already installed metal flow restrictors in the main shutoff valves of about 20 facilities, the newspaper reported. A representative for the Kardashians did not immediately respond to AFP’s request for comment. Stallone’s attorney told The Times that the report “may have misrepresented and misrepresented the situation” on land that maintains about 500 mature trees, and his client said it had “aggressively” installed drip irrigation systems and killed certain lawns.
Others named in the newspaper’s investigation included comedian Kevin Hart and former NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade. Famously lined with palm trees, Los Angeles is groomed with automatic sprinklers It is also known for its lush green lawns. Residents are increasingly replacing their thirsty lawns with plants native to this desert region, and Russ Virginia spokesman Mike McNutt said he hoped celebrities could set a positive example. “People listen to you, people watch you, people appreciate what you do,” he said. “We need you to step up to the plate, set an example and be a leader for others to follow.” – AFP