LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — City officials on Monday plan to release 20,000 shade balls into the Los Angeles Reservoir to help comply with regulations for safe drinking water.
Shade balls are made of a black, plastic and weighted material that is used block much of the daily sunlight from reaching the water’s surface.READ MORE: Rakell, Stolarz Help Ducks End Skid In 4-0 Win Over Senators
Authorities explained the shade balls also help to protect against chemical reactions that may cause algae blooms and other environmental exposures.READ MORE: Lakers F LeBron James Fined $15,000 For "Obscene Gesture"
City officials added the addition of today’s shade balls will bring the total up to 96 million.MORE NEWS: Black Friday Safety: More 'Smash-And-Grab' Robberies Prompt Increase In Mall Security, Pleas To Be Aware While Shopping
This is expected to save 300 million gallons per year.