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Anti-Evaporation Powder Testing Underway Again

City officials say a second round of anti-evaporation powder testing got underway Wednesday.
The water reuse pipeline is just one way the city is hoping to tackle our drought conditions.

Crews finished spreading an anti-evaporation powder on Lake Arrowhead this morning.

This is the second time the powder is being tested.

About a week ago, councilors tabled buying the powder after the first application process didn't work as well as expected.

City officials say if used, the product would not interfere with water quality.

It has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the EPA.

A two and a half month trial would cost the city nearly $400,000.

And our own unscientific test of this reported water saving product is underway again.

We decided to try and see how effective it can be on a much, much smaller scale of course..

The product we used is similar to that proposed for Lake Arrowhead, in liquid form, and is sold mostly for swimming pools.

We started our first test on July 1, but that heavy rain pretty much ruined any results, so we have started over and will see if we can measure any significant difference over several days in the amount of water in each pool: one with just water, the other treated with the product.
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