A Resident In Bel Air Is Using Enough Water For 100 Homes And The City Won’t Name Them

Wet Prince of Bel-Air

A resident in Bel Air, California has used enough water for 100 homes and city officials are refusing to name the culprit.

California is in the middle of a four year drought and some experts claim it is the worst the state has experienced in 1,200 years.

While most residents are cutting down on their water consumption to avoid hefty fines, at least one rich resident is taking their water use to extremes.

The culprit is located in the exclusive West LA neighborhood, home to Adam Sandler, Kanye West, and many other celebrities. The resident in question burned through 12 million gallons of water in a single year, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Based on those numbers, the resident is using 30,000 gallons of water each day, or enough water to power roughly 90 to 100 regular-sized homes.

To put their mind-boggling water consumption into perspective, you would have to flush your toilet 400 times per hour to use that much water, according to the New York Times.

The unnamed person is being called the “Wet Prince of Bel Air.”

The cost of using that much water? $90,000 per year.

While there have been other reports of rich Californians using a ton of water despite drought conditions, this appears to be the worst offender discovered so far.

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose is the Editor-In-Chief at BusinessPundit. He received his degree in Economics in 1998 and a second degree in Journalism in 2004. He has served as a financial adviser, market trader, and freelance journalist for the last 11 years. When he's not investigating market conditions and reporting on workplace news, he can be found traveling with his wife, dog, and laptop. He can be reached at PeterMondrose@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240.