Who is the top residential water hog of Los Angeles? The Center for Investigative Reporting has narrowed it down to 7 Bel-Air mansions, with billionaire Jerry Perenchio's estate the prime suspect for using almost 12 million gallons of water a year.
City utility officials have refused to do a name and shame, so CIR's Michael Corey and Lance Williams did some laborious high-tech sleuthing. Perenchio, founder of Univision and a presenter of Blade Runner, owns Kirkeby Mansion, aka The Beverly Hillbillies Mansion because it served as the exteriors for the show.
Here's a great tongue-in-cheek helicopter report about the property from back when Jed Clampett owned it.
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