That’s what I said!

Putting Black Balls in the Water Supply Not Such a Hot Idea

LA ‘black ball’ reservoir rollout potential ‘disaster’ in the making, say experts: Experts differed over the best color for the tiny plastic balls, with one saying they should have been white

My little engineers mind perked up when I read the original story about the announcement of the “Black Balls”.   “That’s wrong”, I thought.  My second thought was that if I lived in that water district I’d run a little home experiment and chart the increases in the temperature of tap water over the next few weeks, and stock up on bottled water.

I sure hope that someone in LA is stepping up the testing for bacteria in the pipes, the holding tanks and anywhere the water is drawn off.   Followup stories indicate that reducing evaparation wasn’t the prime reason for the project, but an EPA mandate (there’s that word again) to cover water storage and holding tanks from contamination.   Even for that purpose the little round balls are wrong, they spin.  Bird shits on top, ball is no longer in balance, ball rotates to fecal matter downwards into the warm water now shielded from the UV rays that tend to sanitize.

When there are better ecological disasters made, the EPA will be behind scenes with a mandate.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the God-Emperor Donald. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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2 Responses to That’s what I said!

  1. Doug Hanley says:

    Oh! How true, and you said it so easily, even I could understand it.
    Ya know, it’s just not Rocket Science.

    Kudos to John


    • You and I both know that behind the scenes there probably were City or State engineers who knew better but had to keep silent or get fired when the politicos were afire with their “Great Idea”.

      Thus also was ObamaCare born.


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