The state of California, where the Kardashians live, is currently experiencing one of its worst droughts on record and all counties are under drought emergency proclamation, with residents required to preserve the amount of water they use.
Two properties belonging to Kim in Hidden Hills reportedly went over their water limit by 230,000 gallons, while Kourtney’s Calabasas home was 101,000 gallons over.
The reality stars’ water usage was reported on by the Los Angeles Times in a story published earlier this week that laid bare several celebrities’ water usage.
The outlet said all the celebrities had been issued formal notices - officially called ‘notices of exceedance’ - about their limits from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.
According to the LA Times, more than 2,000 customers received similar notices from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District throughout May and June.
Other celebrities to have their excessive water usage spotlighted were Kevin Hart - whose Calabasas property was 117,000 gallons over budget in June - and Sylvester Stallone, whose Hidden Hills residence was 95,000 gallons over the limit in May and 230,000 over in June.
Marty Singer, Sylvester’s attorney, told the LA Times in part: “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.
“They also notified the city regarding the mature trees, and are awaiting an inspection and further instruction from the city about how to proceed.”
However, the most excessive water usage allegedly came from the home of former basketball player Dwayne Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union, who are said to have used an eye-watering 489,000 gallons of water in May alone.
The A-listers are said to have then used a further 90,000 gallons of water in June, meaning they exceeded their water limits by 1,400 percent.
Dwayne’s spokesperson told the LA Times that the couple is doing ‘everything they can to rectify the situation’.
UNILAD has reached out to representatives for Kim, Kourtney and Kevin for comment.
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