Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Government solutions are worse than the problems it created
Heh heh, in order to comply with EPA rules that all California reservoirs be covered with something, the Los Angeles mayor had some scientists fill the city reservoirs with millions of matte black balls.
They bragged that it would save 300million gallons from evaporation and save taxpayers $250million.
Not so fast.....because the balls were stupidly colored black instead of chrome or white, they have almost zero measureable reflectivity so they become extremely hot. So, while they may prevent evaporation from air movement, they accelerate it by heating the water.
More hilariously, the super heated water is now a very inviting bacteria trap making it virtually impossible to keep algae and slime mold out of the water, thus creating a dangerous health hazard for the citizenry.
Hahahaha.....once again, the government to the rescue creating a worse problem with its stupid solution, than the original problem it created to begin with.