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California Drought: Kim, Kourtney, Stallone, Kevin Hart, Dwyane Wade Accused Of Breaching Drought Rules

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It has been announced with notices that some of the world’s most recognizable faces for persistently exceeding their monthly water budget in the middle of the serious drought situation in California, according to Las Virgens Municipal Water District.

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District’s communications manager, Michael McNutt said Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Kevin Hart, Dwyane Wade and Sylvester Stallone were served with notices for exceeding 150% of their monthly water budgets at least four times at their Southern California properties.

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Over 1,600 customers in Southern California are the celebrities who are included among them were served notices by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. The issue started in December since the notices are served said McNutt.

Near about 76,000 residents are provided with the Las Virgenes’ 22,000 service connections.  At present McNutt wants the celebrities to lead the way as an example and utilize their platforms to bring cognizance to the historic drought.

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“The reason this is important is that those individuals have a platform that they could use, like social media — some of them have millions following them,” said McNutt, “What I want them to do is work with me, work with my district, in order to put out public service announcements and educate the community on how dire this drought is. I want those celebrities to lead by example, then use that knowledge for themselves.”

Anyhow, McNutt, marked that “the celebrities’ properties are massive” and said he does not expect them to change their water consumption overnight.

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In October, Gov. Gavin Newsom broadened a drought emergency widespread since California struggled with unknown dry conditions and continuous shear on the water resources of the state. The state water board sanctioned to ban on wasteful water uses, such as using clean water for washing pavements and driveways.

Correspondingly, a state of emergency was declared by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and summoned for obligatory depletions in water use. According to the water district, consumers were asked to reduce their usage, and if they didn’t, they would be subjected to penalties, including a fine of $2.50 to $10 per extra unit of water otherwise installing a “flow restriction device” in their homes.

“Visualize it: You have a 1-inch pipe with no restrictions, then we put on a flow restrictor — a stainless steel disk with a 1-inch diameter,”  said McNutt . “So water flows through that. Imagine how much your water pressure and water is reduced. More than anything, it completely removes the functionality of an outdoor irrigation system, and 70% of water consumption usually goes towards outdoor irrigation systems.”

McNutt also stated :“We’re very serious about this. This drought is more dire and more historic than anything this state has ever seen, hands down. We rely 100% on imported water, because we have no local source of water, and the drought is disproportionately impacting our area because of this, so we are serious about conserving water, because we have to.”

No flow restriction device would be installed at Kardashians, Hart and Wade’s houses as the three have already signed a “Water Use Commitment Form.”

A copy of the form was derived by NBC News, which allows customers to request a water use survey from the district, besides get tips from specialists about how they can reduce their usage.

McNutt said: “The district’s position is it doesn’t matter who you are, how successful you are, how much money you have — everyone is treated exactly equal. So you can be Kim K or any of these other celebrities, and you’ll get a flow restrictor.” [H/T Today.com]

Replying to a story of Los Angeles Times about the notices, the Wade family shared that they had “taken drastic steps to reduce water usage in accordance with the new city guidelines and have since we moved into our home.”

“My client has been addressing the situation responsibly and proactively,” said Stallone’s attorney to the Times. No spokespersons of the Kardashians and Hart responded to the Times’ requests for comment.

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