The California Department of Water Resources is taking water filters out of storage facilities in California to combat wildfires, and they’ll be in place until September 10.
The water filters, which were installed in December and December 2017, were used to reduce the fire risk and help control the spread of bacteria and other harmful bacteria.
The department says they have helped save lives.
It says water filters reduce the amount of water that must be flushed out of buildings and water treatment plants and that they have been used to prevent bacteria and harmful viruses from spreading.
“We have a huge amount of data about these filters,” said Steve Pemberton, a spokeswoman for the department.
“We want to ensure that our communities are protected.”
The department has also installed about 10,000 filters in the Sierra Nevada foothills and is installing about 10 million in the state.