Black market for water now thriving in California as ultra-rich pay huge premiums for covert water deliveries

Black market for water now thriving in California as ultra-rich pay huge premiums for covert water deliveries


‘Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. This is quickly becoming the new state motto in California, where epic drought conditions are affecting even the highest echelons of society, including ultra-rich areas near Santa Barbara where celebrities, CEOs, and other “one-percenters” are now having to truck in water from unknown sources just to keep their laundry washed and their dishes clean.
We’re no longer talking about extravagant things like swimming pools and polo fields, many of which are now dry, brown and decaying in the plush Santa Barbara suburb of Montecito. No, one of the richest zip codes in the entire U.S. is struggling just to maintain enough water for its residents to live, according to reports.’
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