A California couple could face a fine for having a brown lawn after they decided to conserve water amid a drought.

“We were following the orders of the state government and our consciences and reduced our watering, and the city government decided to fine us. We also face criminal actions for having a brown lawn,” Mike Korte told the hosts of “Fox and Friends.”


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His wife, Laura, said she received a flier on their door Tuesday. She said they are still trying to reach the city to see what they need to do remediate the lawn situation

In a statement, Glendora City Manager Chris Jeffers said, “Our policy is to seek voluntary compliance. When staff determined that the home was occupied but on the verge of violating the maintenance standards, they left a flier just reminding them that we can conserve and have a wonderful landscaped property that helps achieve conservation.”


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Watch the interview above.