The Miami Heat great Dwyane Wade is among celebrities accused of violating LA’s drought rules. Former NBA player exceeded his monthly water budget by roughly 489,000 gallons in May and 90,000 gallons in June.
“Among the addresses that received notices was an $18-million Hidden Hills property, listed under the name of former NBA star Wade, that exceeded its allocated water budget in June by more than 1,400%, or 90,000 gallons,” wrote Hayley Smith and Sean Greene of the Los Angeles Times. “That was an improvement over May, when the property exceeded its budget by 489,000 gallons – more than any other customer.
“Wade and his wife, actor Gabrielle Union, attributed the excess use at their property to a problem with their pool. In a statement, the couple said they have ‘taken drastic steps to reduce water usage in accordance with the new city guidelines and have since we moved into our home.’”