What can be done to protect water from pesticide contamination?

April 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Preventing a substance from entering a water source in the first place is the best protection. Many practices are recommended to prevent water contamination. For example, storing and disposing of pesticides properly, using pesticides only when needed, using backflow devices, and implementing crop rotation are all practices that help prevent water contamination.

For more information, please see How to Prevent Water Contamination from Cornell University on the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship website.

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