Kourtney and Kim Kardashian amongst celebs accused of using too much water amid drought

Kim exceeded her water use by 878,215 litres in June

Kourtney and Kim Kardashian are amongst the celebrities accused of exceeding their water limit during California’s third consecutive drought, according to a report compiled by the LA Times.

Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union and the two Kardashians were amongst 2,000 California residents (including doctors, attorneys and Hollywood executives) who were issued “notices of exceedance” by the the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.

The celebrities were said to have over-exceed their water limit by more than 150 per cent more than four times since the announcement of water restrictions were imposed due to the emergency drought at the end of last year.

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In June earlier this year Las Virgenes Municipal Water District imposed a new level of restrictions which limited outdoor watering to once per week.

According to the LA Times Kim Kardashians’ two properties in Hidden Hills exceeded their June budget by 878,215 litres.

Kourtney Kardashian’s property in Calabasas exceeded its June budget by 382,326 litres. Neither of the women responded to the Times request for comment regarding the excessive usage.

Kevin Hart’s representative also didn’t supply a comment to The LA Times after it was revealed his property had used 442,893 litres more than it was supposed to.

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Mike McNutt, a spokesperson for Las Virgenes, said he wanted celebrities to use their influence for good when it came to the drought.

He said: “People listen to you, people look at you, people value what you do…. We need you to step up to the plate, to be examples and to be leaders so that other people will follow.

“That is the most critical thing that anybody in that bracket, or that has those resources, can do to influence and help with other people’s behaviour modifications.”

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Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union had exceeded their water use more than anyone else in May by 1,851,066 litres, which they have attributed to problems with their pool. In a statement to The Times the couple said they were doing everything they could to change their water usage.

They said: “We have taken drastic steps to reduce water usage in accordance with the new city guidelines and have since we moved into our home.

“We have been doing everything we can to rectify the situation and will continue to go to extensive lengths to resolve the issue.”

A month later the couple had exceeded their water use by 340,687 litres.

A spokesperson for Sylvester Stallone, who had exceeded his water use by 870,644 litres, attributed the use to watering more than 500 trees on the actors property.

They said: “They have more than 500 mature trees on the property, including innumerable fruit trees as well as pine trees.

“Absent adequate watering, in all likelihood they would die. That could result in dead or damaged trees falling on my client’s property or neighbouring properties.

“My client has been addressing the situation responsibly and proactively. They have let grasses die, and other areas are watered by a drip irrigation system.”

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