Accused Water Thief Tom Selleck Reaches Tentative Settlement with Water District

Details of the settlement are confidential at the moment
Accused Water Thief Tom Selleck Reaches Tentative Settlement with Water District

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The actor was accused of siphoning truckloads of water from outside his water district during a severe drought when water is increasingly precious. 

Tom Selleck — the talented actor who was accused earlier this week of siphoning water from a hydrant outside of his district for use on his 60-acre ranch property — has reportedly reached a “tentative settlement” with the Calleguas Municipal Water District, which hired a private investigator to identify Selleck as the thief.

The actor, who has reportedly been siphoning water since 2013, faced particularly strong scrutiny when the matter became public because the state of California, where he resides, is in the midst of a severe and unrelenting drought.

In an effort to conserve water, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a statewide 25 percent reduction in water use earlier this year, though the necessary reductions vary by region.

Selleck’s ranch property is located in Hidden Valley, outside of the Calleguas district’s jurisdiction.

Details of the settlement are confidential at the moment, and must be approved by board members of the Calleguas district.

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