At first glance, it looks just like a ball pit for kids, something you’d expect to see at your local Chuck E. Cheese’s. But a closer look reveals it’s not a ball pit at all.
Over the last couple of months, Los Angeles city officials have been unleashing ‘shade balls’ into the local reservoirs in an effort to fight California’s record-breaking drought, USA Today reports.
California is entering its fourth consecutive year of severe droughts, which is “creating an extremely parched landscape.” Los Angeles city officials declared a state of emergency earlier this year and issued “strict conservation measures statewide.”
Facing an environmental crisis, L.A. has turned to an unusual method in order to conserve the city’s drinking water, and they’re the first to do so in the U.S.
Black plastic shade balls are useful for protecting drinking water by blocking out the sunlight. It’s actually “a clever water-cleaning device” too, according to Gizmodo.
Each ball prevents the chlorine in theRead More »from California is using ‘shade balls’ to fight record-breaking drought