See, this is where the show is missing out. Many of us would enjoy the behind-the-scenes business of obtaining permits, applying for a water license, and things like that.
Back when a reality show meant a film crew following along as a group of people do what they normally do, they followed a contractor into the building department in a small town.
Well, the small town mayor saw the film crew and just about jumped over the desks to get in front of the camera! It was hilarious! He asked if he could help, while literally smoothing down his hair with his bare hands.
It goes to show that the equipment and the people can make for a good show. They don't need the manufactured drama and it doesn't add to the show anyway.