A private security firm — hired by Santa Monica’s Las Virgenes Municipal Water District to sniff out the biggest culprits of critical water restrictions amid California’s severe drought — has named reality television star Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend, hip hop artist Tyga, among the worst offenders.
Since June, the Las Virgenes district has sought to crack down on major water wasters with increasing penalties as the region commits to meeting its required water use reduction of 36 percent.
Statewide, Gov. Jerry Brown has implemented a 25 percent reduction, but some neighborhoods — including Calabasas, the chosen Kardashian homestead — will need to make bigger cuts than others.
Since its inception, the private firm has reportedly discovered 203 violations within the district — compared to 455 violations uncovered by Las Virgenes officials, according to records obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. Other celebrities suspected of excessive water use include Dre, David Hasselhoff, and Denise Richards.
Earlier this summer, actor Tom Selleck was cited for the siphoning of water from outside his district for use on his ranch property, which includes an avocado farm. Selleck later settled the matter with the Calleguas Municipal Water District.