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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:30 PM

The grass really is greener: Rep. Michael McCaul used more water than any other Austin resident

AUSTIN ó In Texas, having lots of green in the bank means having a lush green lawn, too.

Austin Republican Michael McCaul, one of the wealthiest members of Congress, used more city water than any other resident last year, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The McCaul family chose to have some data about their usage redacted, the newspaper reported, but the house behind him on the list used 1,400,900 gallons. In Austin, average residential use is about 70,000 gallons a year, the Statesman reported.

Itís common for wealthy areas in Texas to use the most water. In 2012, Highland Park residents used about three times as much water per day than the average Dallas resident, most of it for landscaping.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-politics/2018/07/27/grass-really-greener-austin-rep-michael-mccaul-used-water-resident

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Reply The grass really is greener: Rep. Michael McCaul used more water than any other Austin resident (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2018 OP
hibbing Jul 2018 #1
defacto7 Jul 2018 #3
RockRaven Jul 2018 #2
walkingman Jul 2018 #4
Javaman Jul 2018 #5
LeftInTX Jul 2018 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:38 PM

1. How obscene n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:48 PM

3. A perfect word for it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 10:47 PM

2. Privilege is a helluva drug...

More than 20 times average? Jesus.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 11:25 PM

4. Money is what is the opiate of the world. You can pretty much do/get away with anything . Period.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 09:34 AM

5. must be nice. when I look at my lawn all I see is...

dust and straw.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:32 PM

6. How did he get his water usage data redacted?

No one does that around here.

Tommy Lee Jones was the "winner" one year.

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