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The home of Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) reportedly used more city water than any other single-family residence in Austin, Texas, last year, according to data from the city's water utility obtained by the Austin American-Statesman.
McCaul's residence was among the 22 residences listed in public records to have used more than 1 million gallons of city-supplied water in 2017, according to the news site.
The exact amount of city water used at the congressman's estimated $7.3 million residence remains unknown, as the family reportedly opted to have some information regarding their water usage omitted from public records, the Statesman reported.
The publication reported that McCaul's family consumed more than 1.4 million gallons of water last year.
The GOP lawmaker's office told the local publication McCaul's family has been experiencing chronic issues with its water pipes, Statesman reported.
The local paper reported McCaul's residence was ranked as the city's sixth top water user in 2016.
The water usage information was provided to the publication by a local utility activist and was verified later by Austin Water.