Los Angeles officials have steadfastly refused to identify the Wet Prince of Bel Air, the homeowner who pumped an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water during a single year of California’s crippling drought. So we decided to figure it out ourselves. The hard way.
State Sen. Jerry Hill wants California to smack its biggest water users with hefty fines and bad publicity.
Oakland Athletics mastermind Billy Beane is among 1,100 residents hit with monetary penalties by the East Bay Municipal Utility District for using too much water during California’s drought.
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to crack down on the area’s biggest water guzzlers, giving the city’s water agency 30 days to report back on ways to rein in excessive use.
Four Los Angeles city councilmen are pushing the city’s water agency to crack down on the largest guzzlers, while a volunteer “drought posse” is on the lookout for a Bel Air resident who used nearly 12 million gallons in a year.
One home in wealthy Bel Air, California, used an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water in one year. The customer, whose identity has not been revealed, is the biggest known residential water user in the drought-stricken state.
We know there are many more stories yet to be told about California’s record-setting drought – and we’re gathering your questions to help tease them out.
California’s historic sinking is starting to hit home – literally. In the El Nido region, homes are beginning to sink and crack.
For nearly a century, Californians have drained an incredible amount of water from the ground to grow crops and water landscaping. But the practice is not sustainable, and the water has not returned.