On America’s Newsroom today, we learned that some California towns are hiring “water cops” to deal with citizens who do not comply with mandatory water restrictions amidst the historic, state-wide drought.

Fox News correspondent Will Carr reported this morning from L.A., which has hired one city “water cop” and plans to hire three more. Sixty California cities have imposed mandatory water cutbacks.

Despite the new "cops" and the ongoing drought, Carr reported that few cities are actually writing tickets or issuing fines so far.

In Sacramento – where fines of up to $1,000 could be imposed – Carr said the goal is to change behavior, not raise revenue for the city.

Watch the full story above.


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