There are statewide mandatory water conservation rules in California in response to the drought. However, not everybody in the state feels compelled to make dramatic cutbacks in water usage:

Residents across California have been demolishing pools, cutting back on showers and letting their lawns turn brown after experts estimated that there will be less than a year’s worth of drinking water left in the state’s reservoirs by the end of 2015.

But for the residents of Los Angeles’ wealthy enclaves, a $100 fine for wasting water is chump change and a fee they are apparently glad to pay in order to maintain their almost fluorescent green lawns.

Photographer John Chapple recently went out in a helicopter to photograph these private oasis and found the mega-mansions owned by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and heiress Petra Stunt to be among the worst.

Hypocrisy in Tinseltown? Never!

Chapple’s photos are here.

“Sacrifice for thee but not for me” is nothing new among the Hollywood elite:



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