Placerville Stormwater Management

Placerville Stormwater Management Plan 

What is stormwater runoff?   Click here to view a video    

Why is stormwater a valuable resource in California?  
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For additional information, visit  El Dorado County's Environmental Management Department  or  El Dorado County's Storm Water Management Program Website

What are Pyrethroids?  

Pyrethroids are commonly used in insecticides and pesticides by homeowner, farmers, and commercial pest control operators.  They are used globally with the intent to protect human health from many infectious diseases carried by pests, including Lyme disease, Zika virus and West Nile virus.   They can enter into our waterways through runoff from precipitation, irrigation, other common discharges into the City storm drain system, causing harm to fish and other aquatic life and habitat.  For more information, please see the additional resource links below:

  • University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program:  UC IPM
  • The Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship (CURES): CURES link
  • The California Department of Pesticide Regulation Surface Water Protection Program: CDPR link
  • El Dorado County Pest Management:  County link
  • Remember, if you have hazardous wastes to dispose of, including pesticide products, please check the following website to find a waste collection event near you:  County link

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