Gurus of fitness and computer science were among the more than 400 customers fined for wasting water in a list released by East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) on Thursday.
The list features violators of the Excessive Water Use Ordinance, who were fined $2 for each unit -- or 748 gallons -- used over an 80-unit threshold in an about two-month billing cycle ending in December or January.
EBMUD has been periodically releasing names of violators of this ordinance, which kicked in on July 1 as a response to the state's continued drought. It penalizes those using more than an average of around 1,000 gallons of water per day at their homes.
Farthest over the ordinance limit in EBMUD's latest release was Danville resident Sally Nosal, who is associated with a prominent San Francisco executive search firm.
An average of 5,779 gallons per day was used at Nosal's residence, according to EBMUD's data.
Close to that usage was 24-Hour Fitness CEO Mark Mastrov, who drained an average of 5,716 gallon per day at his Lafayette home.
Also high on the list in average usage was Michael Alexander Harrison, a computer science pioneer and University of California at Berkeley professor. A 5,304-gallon-per-day average was recorded at his Orinda residence.
The only other customer that broke an average 5,000-gallon daily usage was St. Moritz Dorf LLC, a private company with an Alamo property.
Safeway CEO Steven Burd, who has appeared on EBMUD's lists before, once again appeared in the Top 10 water wasters for a 3,388-gallon daily usage at his Alamo home.
Real estate and investment company Community Fund LLC as well as Gregory Chabolla, co-founder of a different real estate and investment company, were also included as prime water wasters, according to the data.
The next EBMUD list, representing a different billing cycle, is expected to be released on March 24.