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This Just In: Celine Dion Top Water Waster

Water conservation's been on my mind lately, since my local utility wants residents to cut water use by 19%. It seems like water conservation and rationing is big news all over. In fact, the central coast of Florida is in a drought, and the Palm Beach Post has revealed that the biggest water waster is crooner Celine Dion. While her heart may go on, apparently so does her sprinkler system, showers, and faucets, if her water bill is any indication.

How much water does the Canadian songstress use? Well, enough to fill a bathtub every four minutes, if that's a good visual. In more concrete terms, her Jupiter Island 5.7 acre property uses 6.5 million gallons of water a year — normal water usage is only 120,000 gallons a year. Here's hoping the singer will learn some tips from fellow celeb Leonardo DiCaprio and buy an eco toilet, as well as learn how to turn off that sprinkler system. I'd offer her the suggestion of shaving her legs without the water running, but apparently she's already got that covered.

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haphazardness haphazardness 9 years
That is not fair- we recently had a mains leak, and in a time of drought (Australia) we lost thousands of litres of water. It obviously was not our fault, and could not be stopped until the leak was found under 6 feet of cement and dug up, and capped. No one can intentionally use that much water for everyday use, there would have to be a good reason, like a serious leak or perhaps she filled her pool? as you do when you first get one, and then you only need top ups. If you have no idea of the reason, any judgement you make lacks credibility.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i knew i hated her for a reason. :) i agree with an above poster who said we should (i think also, rather than only) look at water use by companies and golf courses. i get really mad when people in my city water their lawns - the grass never gets brown here since it rains so much all year, and summer is no exception. there is just no excuse!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
drinkerofh20 - I said I "hoped" because I wasn't sure how else I (or anyone one else) could take that. I'm glad you meant no harm by it. The vast majority of the Everglades depletion happened long ago. Human consumption is not even close to being the primary reason for why we are in a drought right now.
drinkerofh2o drinkerofh2o 9 years
Grace, I guess I shouldn't be offended by the way you interpreted my use of the word "karma" since you don't know me. I know I misused the word, but I thought the rest of the sentence provided a context of cause-and-effect instead of crime-and-punishment. The Everglades was a source of freshwater, it was depleted, now there is a drought. Also, if you "hoped" I didn't mean something, why did you assume that it was what I meant? Lastly, how can we place the blame for this on any ONE group? By building canals and levies, the government was responding to the needs/wants of its constituents and corporations. Some may say these kinds of droughts are caused by overpopulation, excessive development, greed over need, etc.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
That is a disgusting amount of water wasted!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
angelfromlsu - I don't know why you're offended - it's just the facts. They were involved in making the system of canals & levees that helped to drain out much of South Florida. (You can read more about the history of the Everglades here, if you're so inclined.) I think they accomplished a pretty incredible and (mostly) admirable feat. Besides, I know they just do what they're told to do. I was using the word "blame" ironically.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Please stop blaming the Army Corp of Engineers on everything. It's not their engineering...It's the politician's lack of funds and allowing them to do good engineering. I don't work for them but I find it very offensive when they are wrongly blamed.
emalove emalove 9 years
This is so
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
drinkerofh2o - I'm not sure what you mean by "karma", but I hope you don't mean it in the same way Sharon Stone means it in reference to China. You can place the larger blame for Florida no longer being "a marsh" on the government (state and federal) and Army Corps of Engineers. -- The large amount of water most definitely comes from her sprinklers. I imagine she has a very large lawn. I'm kind of frustrated about this article. Why pick on individuals? Why not pick on all of the companies and golf courses that blatantly waste water? All of the individuals in my area (which includes Jupiter, I believe) have water restrictions. If Celine Dion's vacation house (she doesn't live there year-round) is violating these restrictions, she will be fined. But golf courses do not, so they're pumping all of this water all day long.
outofhere outofhere 9 years
Why am I not surprised? Disgusted but not surprised.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I just don't understand how so much water is used. I keep the water on when I brush my teeth, but...millions of gallons a year doesn't make sense for a family of three...
underyourwaves underyourwaves 9 years
That's pretty insane.
drinkerofh2o drinkerofh2o 9 years
Florida used to be a marsh... now it's in a drought. I usually don't cite karma, but this is a pretty obviously related to the depletion of the Everglades. Tsk.
ehadams ehadams 9 years she use this much?
Callie325 Callie325 9 years
Ye gods. This is an appalling amount of water.
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