The comedian Amy Poehler was recently fined for excessive water use in the drought-stricken state of California, where she is reportedly among the worst water waste offenders in Beverly Hills. Why does she need so much water? Her representatives have so far declined to respond to requests for comment, so we’ll have to guess.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Poehler—who is reportedly single and has two children—used 170,000 gallons of water between May and July last summer. That averages out to about 2,786 gallons of water a day; for context, the national average for a family of four is about 400 gallons, according to the EPA.
That’s a lot of water! In lieu of an explanation, some guesses:
Water balloon fight
Approximately .69 gallons per balloon.
Ripping up Will Arnett’s unsold scripts and flushing each piece individually
Daily Slip n Slide
Running a home laundry service called Wash & Poehld
Timing the sprinklers to go off when Will Arnett picks the kids up with the top down.
Running the shower in every bathroom so it sort of sounds like rain
Accidental basement flood that ruined all the boxes Will Arnett left behind
Putting water in a cup and then pouring the cup down the drain
About one cup of water per pour.