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    Sec. 16.2-72. Pesticides, Herbicides, and Fertilizers.

     

    Sec. 16.2-72. Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
     
    (a) Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers are common household products that have beneficial uses in the homes, lawns and gardens of many city residents. When used properly and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations they provide significant enhancement of our quality of life. When used inappropriately, however, these products can have unintended negative impacts on the quality of public waters. These consequences frequently are not readily apparent to the individual responsible for the improper usage.
     
    Therefore to reduce the incidences of negative environmental impacts to water quality, the city enacts the following restrictions on the uses of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
     
    (b) Pesticides and herbicides.
     
    It shall be unlawful:
     
    (1) To use any pesticide or herbicide not approved by the U.S. environmental protection agency (EPA).
     
    (2) To use any pesticide or herbicide in a fashion not in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations or label directions as approved by the Virginia department of agriculture and consumer services [VDACS] and the U.S. environmental protection agency (EPA).
     
    (c) Fertilizers.
     
    To avoid contamination of water bodies and aquifers :
     
    (1) Fertilizers should be applied in a manner which does not exceed manufacturer's recommendations for frequency and rates approved by the Virginia department of agriculture and consumer services [VDACS] and the U.S. environmental protection agency (EPA).
     
    (2) Fertilizers should not be directly applied to impervious areas subject to runoff. (Ord. No. O-07-032, 3-13-07)
     
    Last updated date: 3/27/2007 11:46:20 AM