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Pesticides

Provision C.9 of the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit requires businesses to use best management practices to prevent the impairment of urban streams by pesticide-related toxicity. CCCWP staff provides the following assistance to Contra Costa Permittees’ efforts to reduce pesticide toxicity in local creeks:

  • Tracking and participating in pesticide regulatory initiatives.
  • Promoting opportunities for training events for municipal employees and contractors on Integrated Pest Management and similar programs.
  • Providing outreach to residents and the general public on less-toxic pesticides and proper pesticide use and disposal. CCCWP’s Home & Garden page has more information on residential best garden practices.
  • Coordinating with, and reporting to, the CCC Agricultural Commissioner (CCCAC) on improper pesticide use.

Additional information:

Integrated Pest Management Guidance for Municipalities

Our Water Our World (Information about less-toxic products for use in the home and garden) 

Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (training seminars!)

University of California Integrated Pest Management Program

California Department of Pesticide Regulation