Reclamation develops equipment inspection, cleaning manual to prevent spread of invasive species

Sponsored by

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 15, 2009 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has developed and released an Equipment Inspection and Cleaning Manual to help prevent the spread of invasive species through contaminated equipment use. This manual provides recommendations for inspection and cleaning of vehicles and equipment as a prevention tool to limit the spread of invasive species.

"This manual will help equipment operators gain a better understanding of how invasive plants and animals are spread by contaminated equipment into new locations," said Reclamation Invasive Species Program Coordinator and co-author Joe DiVittorio. "This manual has broad applications for many organizations and agencies."

The manual is organized to present equipment inspection techniques, equipment cleaning methods, and finally the identification of invasive biology and habitats of some of the common invasive species that are of potentially high consequence to Reclamation. Examples include quagga and zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, giant salvinia, eurasian watermilfoil, and hydrilla. These and many other invasive species can be inadvertently introduced into new sites on contaminated equipment.

Not all types of equipment are described in the manual, but a process is presented to guide field personnel through general inspection and cleaning decisions for any equipment type.

This manual was developed with the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

To obtain a copy of the manual, please visit www.usbr.gov/pps.

About the Bureau of Reclamation
Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov.

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

NYC to improve water quality, better control stormwater runoff under new permit

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a permit to improve water quality and better control stormwater discharges from New York City's municipal separate storm sewer system.

WEF announces winners of 2015 StormTV Project competition

The Water Environment Federation has officially announced the winners of the 2015 StormTV Project competition.

KS Health Foundation to fund up to $2M for clean drinking water grants

The Kansas Health Foundation recently announced that it is now accepting requests for proposals to fund organizations that will improve health outcomes by improving Kansans' access to clean, safe drinking water.

Singularity University launches Global Water Impact Challenge in California

In an effort to address California's water supply challenge amid ongoing drought, Singularity University has partnered with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to call on entrepreneurs around the world to submit exponential technology solutions that will help remedy the state's water scarcity.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS