Imagine this: You are an environmental coordinator for a mining company. The site management team is discussing a problem with scale build-up in the polishing pond pumps and pipes. A suggestion to remedy the problem in the least expensive way is to open a valve and allow fresh water into the pond to bring the pH of the water down. The outlet of the polishing pond is to final treatment and final discharge.
The Mine Manager looks at you and says, “Can we do that?”