Rich Get Wetter
NBC Channel 5 did a story last night on Metroplex residents who use the most water at their homes.
Rich folks are either drinking a whole lot of single malt scotch and water on ice, or they are maintaining huge, lush freaking St. Augustine lawns in the middle of freaking summer in the middle of freaking Texas.
The Top 10 list in Dallas included Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks and developer Ross Perot Jr. Hicks, for instance, used almost 9 million gallons of water in 2008 at his residence, compared to the average customer’s 100,000 gallons.
Fort Worth’s list of Top 10 residential water users is missing half the names. For some reason, folks over here are more savvy about a state law that allows residents to request confidentiality about utility usage. Why do I get the feeling that every rich person with a sprawling lawn will be requesting similar confidentiality in the years ahead?
But based on the partial information provided, Fort Worth’s rich folks seem to waste our most precious resource at a lower rate than their Dallas counterparts. So good on us. I guess.