Seasonal Catchbasin Program Continues
Our seasonal catch basin program has been up and running since
mid-April. Our first seasonal employee started on April 20th.
Currently we have six seasonal catch basin drivers working from
East Palo Alto to Daly City. On an average day, one driver can
treat anywhere between 400 and 800 catch basins. Basins are
treated with BVA-2, a material similar to mineral oil which coats
the surface of the water and prevents mosquito larvae in the
water from breathing. The material dissipates after a few days.
In May, our staff sprayed 37,821 catch basins. Using the
MapVision mobile App, the staff can see their own location, along
with that of each catch basin as they drive. This has greatly
increased the staffs’ efficiency and accuracy.
Our seasonal staff has been doing a great job of adhering to the District’s social distancing guidelines, as they work out of the building we are leasing at 1323 Rollins Road.