Denise Richards, Kylie Jenner, and other stars cited for using too much water during a major drought in California may think twice before ignoring water restrictions again.
Stars like Dr. Dre and David Hasselhoff joined Denise Richards and Kylie Jenner on a list of people and businesses that would be hit with citations if they did not follow strict water restrictions put into place by California Governor Jerry Brown. According to the Toronto Sun, the mandatory water restrictions were issued to stem the loss of water in an already low water-level drought situation.
The general manager of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Dave Pedersen, has been on duty patrolling such exclusive neighborhoods like Calabasas and Hidden Hills to pinpoint who is conserving water and who is using water freely. He serves the citations to people, such as Kylie Jenner, Denise Richards, and the people living in Dr. Dre's home, wasting the water.
Denise Richards and the other stars were issued with citations very recently, but some of these stars had already been warned about their water usage. Some stars, like David Hasselhoff and Kylie Jenner, had been given a previous warning and ignored those warnings about their excessive water use. Jenner ignored two previous warnings, according to CBS Sacramento.
Hasselhoff's representatives claim his citation was for watering his lawn on the wrong day and that citation was already taken care of. A Las Virgenes Municipal Water District report does show that the star was given one citation over the summer. Hopefully, the Hoff won't be hassled anymore if he did indeed take care of the citation and has been following the restrictions carefully.
Denise Richards has not come forward with an explanation as to why she received a citation or what she plans to do about it. However, Richards' home in Hidden Hills is on the market for $7.75 million, according to Page Six. With two pools on the property, six bathrooms, and its manicured lawns, it is hard to imagine how anyone could conserve water on such a stately property. Perhaps Denise Richards has the right idea to conserve water by selling her mansion.
Denise Richards, Kylie Jenner, and other stars cited for using too much water during California's drought may set an example for others who think no one is watching their usage. It may be their turn to get a citation soon enough if they continue to ignore mandatory restrictions.
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