Getty House, the official residence of Mayor Eric Garcetti, uses about 2,100 gallons of water per day, according to data cited by the L.A. Weekly.
While the number is about 3 percent less than the amount used by Garcetti’s predecessor, former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, it could raise questions about Garcetti’s call for Angelenos to cut their own water use by 20 percent by 2016.
Garcetti has taken steps to make the lawn outside the Hancock Park mansion more drought-friendly, including replacing turf and upgrading the irrigation system.
But with an estimated water use rate of about 5.4 times greater than the roughly 390 gallons used by the average L.A. household, Getty House still uses more water than some comparable homes in upscale neighborhoods such as Pacific Palisades, the L.A. Weekly reported.
Read the rest here...