Los Angeles Throws 96M Balls At California's Drought Problem
Millions of spheres, 4 inches in diameter, are meant to slow water evaporation from Los Angeles reservoirs by simply floating on the water.By Jamal Andress | August 13, 2015
What are black, round, meant to save water and cost $34.5 million?
They're called shade balls and that's exactly what they do. The spheres, 4 inches in diameter, are meant to cut down on water evaporation from the Los Angeles reservoirs by simply floating on top of the water. (Video via Las Virgenes Municipal Water District)
"By reducing evaporation, these balls will conserve 300 million gallons of water each year, instead of just evaporating into the sky," said Mayor Eric Garcetti.