Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?


  1. Tony Xanx

    Tony XanxIl y a 10 minutes

    It’s rare to see 96 million of anything Beach sand : Hold my beer

  2. Mocanu Catalin Cristi

    Mocanu Catalin CristiIl y a 25 minutes

    the proble is that you cannot swim, and you die faster

  3. Mocanu Catalin Cristi

    Mocanu Catalin CristiIl y a 25 minutes

    did someone calculate how much does that reservoire cost ? 96 million balls and how much money ?

  4. Jeremy Landig

    Jeremy LandigIl y a 28 minutes

    TL;DW: The balls block out the sunlight from triggering a reaction in the water where bromide (harmless) would react with chlorine to form bromate (carcinogen.)

  5. Mocanu Catalin Cristi

    Mocanu Catalin CristiIl y a 32 minutes

    hmmm that is a lot of rubber plastic, how will you collect them from the reservoir ?

  6. Joshua Scott

    Joshua ScottIl y a 33 minutes

    So y'all drive boats in drinking water?

  7. Jonathan Perry

    Jonathan PerryIl y a heure

    This is what happens when Walmart buys a Chuck-E-Cheese franchise

  8. R.T. Weedermann

    R.T. WeedermannIl y a 2 heures

    Now I am confused why all reservoirs do not have these. all cities have the water supply so why does this not happen elsewhere ?

  9. Patata0ke

    Patata0keIl y a 3 heures

    they can use white balls. White surface bounces light from the sun rather than the black colored balls w/c absorb light.

  10. {feather_cloud}

    {feather_cloud}Il y a 3 heures

    Where in LA? Can we go see it publicly? I might have a chance to see it since I live in Cali lol

  11. {feather_cloud}

    {feather_cloud}Il y a 3 heures

    RIP that one bird that got sucked in

  12. dudekiwi

    dudekiwiIl y a 3 heures

    Be a bit hard to fish ?

  13. Lynne Voyle

    Lynne VoyleIl y a 4 heures

    WTH! Just because it’s food grade plastic, does not mean it’s safe to eat! What a dingdong! Just made me question the whole project. Also, I’m wondering why the filtering and cleaning doesn’t happen AFTER the reservoir.

  14. benselby87

    benselby87Il y a 5 heures

    So how long were people consuming carcinogenic water before they realised the water was carconegenic, and made these balls?

  15. alex twin

    alex twinIl y a 5 heures

    It soo satisying when they were on the boat and the boat moved it

  16. BonkersGames

    BonkersGamesIl y a 6 heures

    *Imagine An Ef5 Tornado Spreading These All Over The Place* 😂

  17. EchoEv1

    EchoEv1Il y a 7 heures

    Wow Minecraft has come to life!

  18. Morwen Bezuidenhout

    Morwen BezuidenhoutIl y a 9 heures

    The bromide ion is antiepileptic, andbromide salts are still used as such, particularly in veterinary medicine.Bromide ion is excreted by the kidneys. ... Chronic toxicity from bromide can result in bromism, a syndrome with multiple neurological symptoms.Bromide toxicity can also cause a type of skin eruption.

  19. Morwen Bezuidenhout

    Morwen BezuidenhoutIl y a 9 heures

    Camouflaging the fact that water is underneath... The question is why...

  20. Wanda Foxx

    Wanda FoxxIl y a 9 heures

    Sounds suspect. Those Balls can be filled with any type of poison. Its called Population Control

  21. Henry

    HenryIl y a 9 heures

    is swimming possible ?

  22. Lim Kok Hwa

    Lim Kok HwaIl y a 10 heures

    It’s the best solution at this time.

  23. Gaming With Stefan

    Gaming With StefanIl y a 10 heures

    the was a cheaper way, just take the plastic from the atlantic and put that in your lake :P

  24. ronald millier

    ronald millierIl y a 11 heures

    why not white doesn't it reflect light better?

  25. François Vallée

    François ValléeIl y a 11 heures

    Plastic is toxic. Donald Trump delivers a speech on the environment from the White House - watch live frreporter.com/v/vid%C3%A9o-fDQuO1nm_NY.html

  26. Amanda Devier

    Amanda DevierIl y a 11 heures

    Who wants to see him eat one ..since he is so sure they are safe 🙄

  27. Josue David

    Josue DavidIl y a 11 heures

    Ok youtube, you win

  28. bletheringfool

    bletheringfoolIl y a 11 heures

    This video was a load of balls. What's boba(?)

  29. Joe Inferno

    Joe InfernoIl y a 11 heures

    when the shade balls parted with the water I immediately thought of Moses

  30. DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿

    DanHarkless ﴾Halloween videos, YTPs, & more﴿Il y a 13 heures

    6:43: Difficult to prevent a reaction that violates conservation of mass! Seriously, though, I guess this is why L.A. tap water is no longer chlorinated to the point of undrinkability, which is certainly a pretty big additional benefit.

  31. Barbara Stepien-foad

    Barbara Stepien-foadIl y a 13 heures


  32. Sunil G

    Sunil GIl y a 13 heures

    What an amazing video. It is not just shade balls, the narration and filming are so very good.

  33. FinanzFerdinand Beta

    FinanzFerdinand BetaIl y a 14 heures


  34. Simom Breeds

    Simom BreedsIl y a 14 heures

    The dead sea

  35. Simom Breeds

    Simom BreedsIl y a 14 heures

    All the birds have gone.all the fish all the insects and thats OK 🤔 nope

  36. Greg Good

    Greg GoodIl y a 10 heures

    very small area to bring drinking water to the desert ,LA to supply water to Millions of people Prevents who knows how many Hundred thousand gallons of Chlorine being pumped in . Yes the good outweighs the bad Bird poop in drinking water Bad. Your point is taken .This is not natural

  37. Du Fung

    Du FungIl y a 15 heures

    Mmm plastic to drink.

  38. Gabi Pina

    Gabi PinaIl y a 15 heures

    Water in L.A., keep throwing chemicals until you get cancer by drinking water. Fantastic job! Clap clap clap clap clap

  39. Miklós Dávid

    Miklós DávidIl y a 16 heures

    This is great. (: In today's world every single problem will have a solution with the help of using more plastics, oil and other forms of energy. And they will all create more problems to be solved by great scientists. Evil circle more looks like it.

  40. Jesus and Mary, Inseparable - Flat Earth Catholic

    Jesus and Mary, Inseparable - Flat Earth CatholicIl y a 16 heures

    Great, more plastic, just what we need. No doubt some minute particles of plastic from those balls will be leaking in to the water.

  41. I Love Sushi

    I Love SushiIl y a 16 heures

    That's racist..

  42. Ivan Vujović

    Ivan VujovićIl y a 19 heures

    Black balls omg how much african man must be killed for this black balls

  43. Motivmotion

    MotivmotionIl y a 20 heures

    youtube forced me this video down my throat for about 3 months straight


    STHFGDBYIl y a 20 heures

    We have trout and salmon and other fish in our reservoirs and they feed on Mayfly and other flying insects. If we used that system in our country it would surely kill them all off. There is no way we would use these balls in our reservoirs.

  45. Waqas Maqbool

    Waqas MaqboolIl y a 20 heures

    What about the marine life in there ? Imagine , living ur life without sun !!

  46. bixxybear

    bixxybearIl y a 20 heures

    The plastic is probably not safe in the water, there will be some degredation and consumption of it.

  47. Bradey Burton

    Bradey BurtonIl y a 21 heure

    Rest In Peace, seagull. 5:51 got killed by a airplane. Yeah. That’s only the point I care about in this video. Lmfao.

  48. Sherry Patrick

    Sherry PatrickIl y a 21 heure


  49. Bobby Clemente

    Bobby ClementeIl y a 21 heure

    "The black additive [in the balls] is carbon black, which isn’t supposed to be harmful when it leaches, which is great. Yet even with this precaution, most plastics leach endocrine disrupting chemicals that interfere with animal and human hormone systems (Yang 2011). Some endocrine disruptors, like bisphenol A (BPA), break down in water after a few weeks or months. Some don’t. We don’t know what chemicals are in the Shade Balls, but they will leach, especially because the balls are in the hot sun and are meant to be left in the water over a long period (reports say 10 years). Most water treatment systems don’t take these kinds of chemicals out of the water." --- FAIL! grist.org/article/why-shade-balls-arent-such-a-great-idea-after-all/

  50. Bobby Clemente

    Bobby ClementeIl y a 22 heures

    Watch at 5:52 when the Thai Airways plane's jet engine sucks in a bird (RIP) right after the guy speaks of using these balls at ponds near airports to prevent....waterfowl from getting sucked into jet engines. Dang, son!

  51. Lemon Drop

    Lemon DropIl y a 22 heures

    What are the balls made of? Are they made with BPA?