The Wet Prince of Bel Air

Number 27697
Subject Water
Source Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
State
Year 2016
Publication Date Sept. 19, 2016; Oct. 1, 2015
Summary During a time of severe drought, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting wanted to learn more about the users of the most water in California. Reporters found that one homeowner in Los Angeles’ posh Bel Air neighborhood had used 11.8 million gallons of water in a single year during a drought emergency and that 4 of the top 10 known mega water users were also in Bel Air. But city officials wouldn’t reveal who those customers were. So in a follow-up story, Reveal used satellite analysis and public records to identify the seven most likely culprits. https://www.revealnews.org/article/the-wet-prince-of-bel-air-who-is-californias-biggest-water-guzzler/
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Keywords los angeles; homeowner; drought; conservation
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