Kourtney Kardashian Slammed as Water Use 245% Above Allotment Reported

Kourtney Kardashian is under fire for overusing her water allotment amid California's historic drought.

Water records obtained by CBS2 News show the Kardashians star's $8 million Calabasas home used 245 percent of its water budget in May. According to the network, that was the fourth month it had gone over budget since restrictions were introduced in December.

"It's unconscionable right now when you're dealing with the drought in Southern California," Steve Creech, President of the Wyland Foundation, told CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

Many people took to Twitter to share their thoughts as well.

Kourtney Kardashian Slammed for Overusing Water
Kourtney Kardashian attends the 2018 CFDA Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. The reality star is currently receiving backlash on Twitter for overusing her home's water allotment by 245 percent amid California's drought. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images

"Maybe try and give a single f*** about literally anything besides yourself," one user fumed. "Your water consumption is outrageous. They should charge you an insane fee for how inconsiderate you are."

Another agreed, writing: "Ms. Kourtney 'I Love the Earth and I'm So Organic' Kardashian is currently using 245 percent of her water budget during a severe drought."

A third angrily added: "75,000 people rely on a water supply that's dangerously low, and you're going over your share by 245 percent? Why are you such a f***ing asshole?"

The mom of three, who shares kids Mason, Penelope and Reign with ex Scott Disick, isn't the only celebrity who's overusing water. Sylvester Stallone's $18 million mansion was also listed in the report. His used 351 percent of its allotted water in May, which was also the fourth month it went over budget.

"If you're going over that by, you know, 200 percent, 300 percent, you're really overusing your share of water," Creech said. "There's no way around it."

It seems as though many wealthy L.A. residents—celebrities or otherwise—are struggling to cope with the new rules. In May, the Los Angeles Times revealed the out-of-touch questions people asked during a five-hour-long town hall meeting of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District.

"We have a few large koi pond [sic] with over 100 fish. Is there a special exemption for them?" one attendee asked, per the outlet. Another echoed a similar sentiment, "How long can we run water to top off our pools?" and someone else asked, "If we are always under water budget, can we wash our cars once a week?"

In the district, 70 percent of residents' water is used outside.

"People here pride themselves on having, in some cases, lush landscaping," said David Pedersen, Las Virgenes' general manager. "There [are] places in our district where if you drive around you'll nod your head and be like, 'Oh, I see why water usage would be higher here.'"

He continued: "The water usage tends to be higher than average throughout L.A. Because of that, I feel pressure that we need to really push harder on conservation, because we have more to give, so to speak."

According to Drought.gov, 100 percent of people living in Los Angeles are affected by the drought. It's the fourth driest year on record in the past 128 years, with the first fourth months of 2022 being the driest ever—The Weather Channel reported in May.

Scientists are now saying the drought in the Western region of the United States is the worst in the area in more than 1,000 years, says the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Lake Mead is only 28 percent full. Officials from the National Park service estimate that the body of water has lost 169 feet from its elevation of 1,214 in 2000.

Newsweek has reached out to Kardashian's rep for comment.