Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:59 am: |
What is Frisco doing to protect its water supply against the possible contamination of the pesticide from aerial spraying? Clarke' s website states bees, ponds, lakes will be harmed if the pesticide is sprayed or washed in these areas. This pesticide is a carcinogenic. Why was this small unknown company headquarted in Chicago (Roselle) used insted of a well known national chemical company? What about the effects on pregnant women? What is Frisco position on the spraying?
Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Post Number: 216
|Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012 - 09:24 am: |
Thank you for taking time to write and share your concerns. Frisco’s primary water source is Lavon Lake is in Collin County. At this time, no aerial spraying is being conducted in Collin County. On August 22, Denton County adopted a “Disaster Declaration”, which means the county has requested state and federal resources to employ aerial spraying of the unincorporated areas. Denton County is also asking its municipalities to decide whether they want to be included in aerial spraying mitigation efforts. At this time, Frisco does not plan to participate.
That said, our city leaders and staff are evaluating Frisco’s circumstances and monitoring news related to West Nile virus on a daily basis. For now, Frisco will continue with targeted, ground spraying using licensed contractors. On August 23, Frisco will be spraying areas in the vicinities of Frisco Lakes and Stonelake Estates. For more information on Frisco’s WNV Response Plan, go to www.friscotexas.gov/WNV For more information on the city’s water supply, go to www.friscotexas.gov/water
For the latest information on where Frisco will be conducting ground spraying, please check out the city’s homepage at www.friscotexas.gov You can also subscribe to our city e-news http://friscotexas.us4.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=33cd614c011fb86a5e16e4f59&id =abf5e88beb
To address your other questions, please go to the Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm