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Published: Friday, Sept. 20 2013 9:13 p.m. MDT

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My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Selling snake oil again. Filled with water during a drought? By the time a home owner filled one section of this wall with his 50' 1/2 inch garden hose the flood will be over. Not a feasible or practical idea for homeowners or city streets. Plastic liners and fill sand are not feasible either.

Too big and awkward to be practical in meandering flood waters. Cost alone would be prohibitive in buying and storing and the city won't pay to install them to save private property. They would be best used on freeways as crash barriers. Water is scarce and not feasible. In a flood these tanks will be buoyant and float off before they can be weighted down.

I hope the city doesn't fall for this idea, anyone with any skills of thought can see the many flaws in this idea. Home owners can't afford them and its more plastic that can't be recycled and the winters and summer heat and UV rays will destroy any reusable life expectancy they claim to have.

WRK
Riverton, UT

@My2Cents
"Filled with water during a drought?"
When we are in flood season, I don't think that is what drought means. If we have enough water for floods, we have enough water to fill these.

StocksOnTheRocks
Lehi, UT

something like this plastic wall system may be best for city & county emergency Roads crews, private residents would have to build a barn in addition, to store the empty containers. If your crazy enough to go this route, buy a backhoe and rent some CONCRETE!!

GB
Silver Spring, MD

Sounds like an interesting product. Just about anything is preferable to sandbags! I was a little disappointed with the article though; it touted the product's potential benefits and mentioned several places where the product had been used, but it didn't say how well the product actually worked. It came across like a Muscle Wall press release.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Two cents.
Have you handled the product personally?

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