Stormwater - Pest Control

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Pesticides are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality.  Stormwater runoff from pest control activities have been found to contain high concentrations of pesticides.  When this material washes into local waters they poison fish and contaminate the water. 


Your Regulatory Requirements - County of San Diego, Stormwater Ordinance


What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)! 
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, such as fertilizers, pesticides, and organic wastes, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.

Helpful Information and Documents:
General Stormwater BMP Brochure
CASQA BMP Handbooks
Pollutant Impacts on Water Quality
San Diego County Wastewater Agencies

Tips: Avoid watering after pesticide application.
          Use less-toxic alternatives.


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If you have questions or would like additional information, 
call the County Stormwater hotline at 1(888) 846-0800
or e-mail us at watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov

Report a Stormwater Violation On-Line
 
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
Department of Public Works
Watershed Protection Program
 
5510 Overland Ave., Suite 410, MS O326
San Diego,  CA  92123,  USA
(858) 495-5318           Fax: (858) 495-5263