1,000's Of Shade Balls Being Dumped Into LA Reservoir

August 13, 2015


This is a video of a tractor trailer dumping its load of shade balls into a Los Angeles water reservoir. Shade balls are plastic balls that have been colored with pure black carbon to prevent sunlight from penetrating the water and causing hazardous chemical reactions with the chlorine and bromide, as well as helping to prevent evaporation. 96-million of the balls are already floating in LA reservoirs, and are expected to save the city $250-million, and more than 300-million gallons of water that would have been lost due to evaporation. Sadly, as a result of the project, every six seconds a child injures themselves after jumping into an empty ball pit at Chuck E Cheese.

Hit the jump for the video.

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