The Wet Prince of Bel Air: Who is Californiaâ€™s biggest water guzzler?
J Thoendell stashed this in California
In the midst of a searing drought, one home in this exclusive West Los Angeles neighborhood used an astonishing 11.8 million gallons of water in one year â€“ enough for 90 households.
Now, according to records obtained by Reveal, Bel Air has another distinction: Its 90077 ZIP code is also home to the biggest known residential water customer in California.
The city of Los Angeles wonâ€™t identify this 11.8 million-gallonÂ user, whose water bill for the 12 months ending April 1 likely topped $90,000, according to the Department of Water and Powerâ€™s rate structure.
Nor has the city taken any steps to stop this customer â€“ or scores of other mega-users â€“ from pumping enormous quantities of water during a statewide crisis now in its fourth year.
Hard to believe there's someone in Bel Air using a million gallons of water a month.Â
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