News Don't Bother Us With Water Conservation, That's For The Unimportant People!

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    Here’s what celebrities’ lawns look like during California’s drought

    By Linda Massarella

    May 9, 2015 | 8:01pm


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    The home of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
    Photo: John Chapple


    “Let them drink dust!”

    As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought.

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    The home of Khloe Kardashian.
    Photo: John Chapple

    Experts predict California reservoirs have less than a year’s worth of drinking water left. An emergency law passed last week forces local cities to conserve water immediately. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which supplies many of these elite enclaves north of Los Angeles, will have four weeks starting next month to cut water use by a staggering 36 percent. But the mandate is toothless, with the maximum fine a paltry $100.

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    The home of Jennifer Lopez
    Photo: John Chapple

    “We’re right up there with Beverly Hills,” said one official who estimates 70 percent of the district’s water is going to the lawn maintenance of about 100 manicured estates. “And that means we have to get the A-listers on the bus.”

    The Hidden Hills estate of Kim Kardashian/Kanye West is so lush, even their wealthy neighbors are outraged.

    “The Kardashian flowers and hedges are right in our face,” one resident told The Post. “It’s disgusting. You walk by and you can smell the freshness.”

    The opulent garden of Jennifer Lopez is also drawing Bronx cheers, along with the water-mooching estate Jessica Simpson bought from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne for $11.5 million two years ago.

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    The home of Barbra Streisand
    Photo: John Chapple

    “They’re just as bad. And because of all their money, they can just pay the extra rates for water and let the city be damned.”

    Khloe Kardashian, Kim’s sister, is also on the neighborhood hit list. She bought Justin Bieber’s nearby Calabasas estate last year and photos reveal her landscaping has been lushly maintained. “It’s green and it simply shouldn’t be,” said one neighbor.

    Ten miles away in Malibu, Barbra Streisand — the lefty diva who’s lectured fellow Californians and even US Presidents on energy conservation — seems oblivious to the fact the Golden State is turning into a dried-out raisin. Her pampered sprawl sticks out like a green thumb in aerial photos.

    Babs spokesman Ken Sunshine said: “She has cut down her water usage by over 50 percent in the last several months and she is going to take further steps to conserve water.” When pressed about The Post’s photographic proof of Streisand’s pampered lawn, he refused further comment.

    Even more wasteful is the spread owned by British Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone, who bought “the Manor” – considered to have one of the plushest, narcissistic gardens in Los Angeles – from Candy Spelling for $85 million in 2011. Despite the fact she hardly spends time there, the castle’s grounds sparkle like an emerald.

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    The home of Petra Ecclestone.
    Photo: John Chapple

    Hugh Hefner’s place in Holmby Hills, meanwhile, is still decked out with koi ponds, hidden grottos, streams and waterfalls.

    Kardashian spokesman Ina Treciokas said the reality star and her rapper husband just moved into their renovated estate last month. “I don’t know about it being the lushest in Calabasas,” she said. “Kim takes this drought seriously and has made some amendments to the property. She has no problem letting her grass go brown.”

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    Stars making waves: Despite the green appearance Cher (above) Jennifer Aniston (middle) and Julia Roberts (bottom) have made some drought-conscious changes. Cher planted water-conserving palm trees, Aniston ripped out her vineyard and Roberts is switching to hardscape.Photo: John Chapple

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    Jennifer Aniston’s home.
    Photo: John Chapple

    Simpson, Khloe Kardashian, Eccelstone, nor Hefner returned calls seeking comment.

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    Julia Roberts’ home.
    Photo: John Chapple

    A source says Lopez, who put her estate on the market a few weeks ago, has been approached several times by neighbors over the years about amending her opulent garden and lawn.

    “She has been pretty dismissive,” said the source. “She has said, ‘Oh, so I’ll just pay some fines, what are they going to do?’”

    According to photos, it seems some celebs are trying.

    Back in Malibu, Cher has impressive green grass and well-watered and trimmed hedges.

    The singer, however, has planted indigenous water- saving Palm trees in her front yard and drought-resistant succulents in her backyard.

    Up the road, Julia Roberts has a sprawl of well-watered grass, but photos reveal a clear effort to switch to hardscape and native plants.

    It takes 30 gallons of water to make one glass of wine, so “The Good Girl” actress Jennifer Aniston tore out the vanity vineyard of her newly purchased Bel-Air estate and replaced it with drought resistant plants and wood.

    “She actually doesn’t have much of a lawn,” Aniston rep Stephen Huvane said. “Her entire front courtyard is mostly stone and trees.”
     
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    Enjoy it while it last.
     
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    Laws don't apply to the rich like they do to everybody else. They talk about being green but if they were, their lawns would be brown.
     
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    I'd like to take shit on their well manicured entitled lawns.
     
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    greedy narcissists. when things go to shit, we eat them first!

    az is going to have some serious problems starting now. we are in a dessert and use water like we lived off of lake erie.

    greedy developers and their politician lap dogs. we eat them after we eat the greedy narcissists. :leaf:
     
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    That dessert sounds delicious.
     
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    i love doing that to get responses to which i reply...:toke: :leaf: :fuckyou:
     
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    Al Gore says that as long as they pay their carbon credits, they're good to go.
     
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    they say in one year it will get crucial.
     
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    Me backyard was a lake yesterday.
    Wish we could give the west coast some of our rain.:(
     
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    "70% of the district's water goes to lawn maintenance of 100 manicured estates." I guess it's let them eat cake for the poor and middleclass. They're telling the 30% to conserve water. Why not come down on the Hollywood Elite(70%) instead. Then there would be enough water for the peons.
     
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    That's complete and utter BS. No one is building an entire water distribution network to handle 100 homes.
     
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    The state wastes more water then the people:


     
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    For some reason I read this as a euphemism:

    Kardashian spokesman Ina Treciokas said the reality star and her rapper husband just moved into their renovated estate last month. “I don’t know about it being the lushest in Calabasas,” she said. “Kim takes this drought seriously and has made some amendments to the property. She has no problem letting her grass go brown.
     
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    Read the article. It says 70% goes to 100 homes. 30% goes to the rest of the district.
     
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    what % agriculture? :dontknow:
     
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    In that district?
    :jj:
     
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    Kanye and Kim would have two pools. /eyeroll







    Thank you for the reps, @Shortwave98! I decided to ditch the old AV because people here seem to think I'm a man. Lol.
     
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