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Protecting Drinking Water from Pecticides

Responsible handling and use of pesticides by you can prevent accidental contamination of drinking water supplies.It is essential to take great care when storing, handling or using any pesticide as even a trace amount going down a drain or entering a watercourse can end up in drinking water.

For more information the Environmental Protection Agency have several information leaflets on protection of drinking water supplies from pesticides:

Protecting Drinking Water from Pesticides pdf, 1,087kb

Protecting Drinking Water from Pesticides - Advice for Gardener and Household Advice pdf, 785kb

Protecting Drinking Water from Pesticides - Advice for Farmers and Other Professional Users pdf, 1,395kb

Protecting Drinking Water from Pesticides - Advice Herbicides use in Grassland pdf, 1,301kb

7 Steps Good Practice Guide for Empty Pesticide Containers (EPA) pdf, 944kb