LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — Residents at a Los Gatos nudist resort facing difficulties during California’s drought were accused of stealing water from a nearby open district.
Rangers from Midpeninsula Open Space District ripped out a water line from a waterfall on nearby Hendry’s Creek that was feeding the Lupin Lodge resort’s 87,000 gallon tank, according to the San Jose Mercury News.READ MORE: COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd Month
The resort had been trucking water in to fill the tank, and keep a reserve in case of a fire. But workers strung a rubber hose more than half a mile along a dirt road to a waterfall on the Midpeninsula property, which the owners insist has a grandfathered right to the fall.READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Joins Calls For Emergency Funding At City College Amid Looming Layoffs
“It makes me angry and frustrated. They refused to listen to our argument. It’s hardly neighborly,” lodge owner Glyn Stout told the Mercury News.
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Officials with the open space district say the pipe amounted to private use of a public resource.