Tom Selleck to Pay $21,000 in Water Theft Dispute

“Blue Bloods” star was accused of improperly taking water from hydrant in drought-stricken California

Last Updated: July 16, 2015 @ 3:25 PM

Tom Selleck is about to find his wallet a little bit lighter, to the tune of $21,000.

The “Blue Bloods” star has reached a settlement with the Calleguas Municipal Water District in Thousand Oaks, Calif., bringing an end to a dispute over whether he improperly took water from a hydrant.

Selleck will pay $21,685.55 in the settlement, and agree not to violate a local ordinance in the future.

The actor had been accused of violating the district’s Ordinance 12, which prohibits the delivery and sale of potable water supplied by the district outside of its legal boundaries.

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 taken to Selleck’s ranch in Hidden Valley, the district said.

The board members approved the terms of the settlement at a meeting Wednesday, a representative of the district told TheWrap. The district’s attorneys will likely meet with Selleck’s legal representation in the coming days to make arrangements for payment.

Water has become a matter of pressing interest in California, which currently finds itself in a state of severe drought. In January, Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown declared a drought State of Emergency.

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