BROOKFIELD (WKOW) -- The severe drought is forcing some southern Wisconsin communities to take action.
In the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, homeowners can't water their lawns at all.
The town has banned sprinklers until we get more rain.
Residents and even city officials say they hope the ban is short-lived.
"I'm worried about losing my lawn. Obviously I don't want to do that. It's a big investment to have to reseed it," said homeowner Kevin Breslow.
Officials say they will enforce the watering ban; first with a warning, then with a $492 fine.
Officials say the sprinklers are also creating other problems in the local river systems.