Tom Selleck Reaches Settlement in Alleged Water Theft Case

“Blue Bloods” star was accused of boosting H2O from a hydrant during California drought

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actor Tom Selleck attends the 2nd Annual Paleyfest of "Blue Bloods" at the Paley Center For Media on October 18, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
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Feel free to celebrate with a cool, refreshing glass of water, Tom Selleck.

“Blue Bloods” star Selleck has reached a settlement with the Calleguas Municipal Water District in California, bringing an end to a dispute over whether the actor stole water.

In a case that might have been called Watergate if there hadn’t already been a much more famous case of the same name decades earlier, the “Magnum” actor was accused of swiping the H2O from a hydrant owned by the district. According to legal papers filed by Calleguas, a truck was filled from the hydrant in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on numerous occasions between 2013 and 2015. The water was then brought to Selleck’s ranch in Hidden Valley, reported the Los Angeles Times.

According to the water district’s complaint, it wasn’t Selleck’s to take, as his property falls under another district.

The complaint came at a time when Californians are being asked to conserve water, due to ongoing drought conditions.

But now, apparently, it’s all water under the bridge, the water district’s resources manager Eric Bergh told TheWrap.

“Staff believes the tentative settlement is a positive step towards an ultimate resolution of this matter,” Bergh said, adding that the staff intends to recommend the settlement for approval to Calleguas’ board of directors at its  meeting on Wednesday.