Not too long after Kylie Jenner was deemed a “climate criminal” for the overuse of her private jet, her older sisters, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, have come under fire for using an excess amount of water.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the Kardashians sisters, along with Kevin Hart, Dwyane Wade, and Sylvester Stallone, have now received restrictions for their water use after numerous fines and warnings did little to nothing to cease their wasteful behavior. These restrictions involve putting flow limiters on the celebrities’ sprinklers and other items that emit water. That way, aside from the usage of water for hygienic purposes and/or a few recreational activities, the Kardashians and many others refrain from going over California’s water budget. But could it be too late?
How many gallons of water Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have used so far?
Because of her Hidden Hills properties, the reports show that Kim Kardashian went over her June monthly limit by nearly 232,000 gallons, while Kourtney Kardashian‘s Calabasas home caused her to use over 101,000 gallons in the same month. These shocking numbers explain why the sisters have “surpassed 150% of their monthly water budgets”, and could eventually go over their yearly limit if they don’t respect the state’s restrictions.
Just how did the Kardashians use this much water? Most likely, it was the Kardashians’ green landscape that caused the excess, as it takes thousands of gallons to water the grass and trees. It’s also possible that the abundance of pools and fountains in their respective compounds has a part to play in their overuse of water as well.
To avoid any misunderstandings, California representatives shed light on their perspective of the matter.
“We’re asking them to not just minimize their water usage, but we’re also asking them, in a way, to just completely rethink what is aesthetically pleasing to them and how that’ll impact their property values,” Mike McNutt of Las Virgenes district expressed. “And that is not something that happens overnight. It’s not making an excuse up for them, but it is being honest.”
McNutt and many other individuals attempting to prevent California’s drought aren’t persecuting these celebrities for fame or attention. Rather, it’s to discourage any other potential California homeowners from prioritizing their lifestyle over the state’s crumbling environment.
In closing, McNutt stated:
"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 behavior modifications."
Kourtney and Kim Kardashian have yet to respond to their current controversy.