Santa Cruz, CA - "Bad Buoys, Bad Buoys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?" You might recognize the theme song for the newest reality show to debut from California amidst their worst drought in years and ongoing, severe water restrictions.
Water Cops, which will feature city employees hired as 'Water Cops' to rat out citizens who do not adhere to strict water rationing rules throughout communities across California, promises to be entertaining.
Groundwater levels have reached historic lows and drastic measures must be undertaken to conserve water in the state. If your sprinkler is getting too much water on the sidewalk or street, you can expect to have a water-logged can of whoop ass opened on you - in front of cameras no less.
Viewers can expect water cops to chase violators over fences and in wild car chases, just like on the original Cops show we all know and love. Some violators will be on drugs and out of control just like on the original show.
In the series premiere, "Harold" is a belligerent water waster who likes to do a little crack and then hit the Slip-N-Slide in his front yard at midnight, while Jethro Tull music blares out of his garage. He's a repeat offender and has already been taken to Water Jail several times to "dry out" overnight.
"Myrtle", also featured in the first episode, is a handful in her own right. When water cops approached her in her front yard after complaints she had been watering on her street's off-days, the 68 year-old former insurance broker held off the liquid police for four hours with her Water Wiggle water toy, threatening to let it go if they so much as stepped on her property.
Tune in to the show for the exciting conclusion to that tense stand-off! Water Cops promises to be wet and wild so be sure to clear your DVR's now.