Los Angeles is throwing shade at its water problem — literally.
The city has deployed a total of 96 million "shade balls" into the LA Reservoir in an effort to save 300 million gallons of water.
California is currently in the midst of its worst drought on record, and all hands are on deck to conserve the state's precious water supply.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, for its part, is contributing to the effort by rolling out thousands of small, black plastic balls to protect water quality by "preventing sunlight-triggered chemical reactions, deterring birds and other wildlife, and protecting water from rain and wind-blown dust," according to a press release from LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.
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Unless those balls are made up of the ceramic tiles on space shuttles they're going to speed up the evaporation of the water because of there color. Dark colors absorb sunlight where as light colors reflect sunlight.
Sooo, put cheap poison (in the form of plastic, what ever the colour) in your water so you have more chemicals in your water to enjoy. That way you can spend the the money saved (??), to buy more chemicals to treat the ailments you get from ingesting the ones leaching into the (shaded stagnant) water you're trying to store. ??? Another good plan.
well the balls are made of high-density polyethylene with carbon black additive to protect the plastic from ultraviolet radiation so the plastic heat to much and it protects water from a substance that is called bromine you learn about that gas in like second grade.+mattp1482
Why on earth would anyone want to protect a reservoir from rain?
The description says (among other things), "...protecting the water from rain and wind-blown dust".
Hey, whoever said it is probably a Giga-Dingbat because how could a load of balls, with spaces in between them, 'protect' a reservoir from rain, anyway?
what does heat do to plastic ????? BLACK Plastic ???? The sun is going to break down those molecules and they will disperse into your drinking water ...... California has done it again , created another absurd policy that will probably end up doing more harm than good
+Corvus Corax of course it would not. Just as any other government funded/supported venture it was nothing but a scam to eat up taxpayer $$$
1- in few years there will be a war on plastic. At least on a plastic that is so unstable and toxic. Plastic water bottles will evolve or die out.
2- just as I said: poisoning water to make it last longer is dumb. Whoever was in charge of it was either extremely evil, or so dumb that it was even worse than evil.
3- although plastic (and even resin) are good thermo isolators - they still heat up and black beats up the most. Balls should have been white, not black in order to deflect the heat, not absorb it.
4- in short a lot of money was made from all the parties involved directly or indirectly. Only ones who lost money and health are poor people. Who paid for it and then drank from it.
Probably, yes. But according to this article, the balls are replaced after a while. The biggest problem seems to be the fact that it doesn't save very much water, as I understand.
+Corvus Corax they go to the water reservoir which is used as a drinking water supply. Every single plastic out there degrades under the sun/heat and is toxic for the body. So they are fighting evaporating by basically poisoning the water supply.
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