How Safe is Coptrol in human drinking water storages?

Drinking Water Storage’s (Potable Water) /  Drinking Water Tanks / Human Consumption.

Coptrol is approved by the APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) for application in potable water storage’s and water tanks (water suitable for drinking / human consumption) reg no. 31030. Coptrol can be sprayed, dripped or applied directly onto drinking water storage’s and waterways to treat blue green algae.

Coptrol is Safe to be used in human drinking water storage’s and tanks.*

How Safe is Coptrol in livestock drinking water storages?

Livestock Drinking Water Storage’s and Troughs.

Coptrol can be sprayed, dripped or applied directly onto livestock drinking water storage’s and troughs.

When Coptrol is used in accordance with the label directions, Coptrol will not harm livestock, birds, fish or crustacean.

Livestock / Domestic Pets: There is no risk to domestic animals or livestock where Coptrol is used in farm dams or drinking troughs. However, Coptrol should not be used in water sources where sheep are grazing on Ragwort.

Native Birds: Coptrol will not harm native birds drinking water treated with Coptrol. However Coptrol should not be used on areas where large numbers of water fowl are feeding on filamentous algae.

Coptrol is Safe to be used in livestock drinking water storages’, tanks and troughs.*

How Safe is Coptrol for use in irrigation water storage’s?

Irrigation Water Storage’s and Tanks.

When Coptrol is used according to the label directions, it is safe to irrigate rice crops, general crops, hydroponic plants, turf, pastures and golf greens with irrigation water treated with Coptrol.

Coptrol will not harm rice, hydroponic plants, turf, pastures and golf greens.*

When Coptrol is used to treat irrigation water storage’s and then used to irrigate plants will it effect the Plants? 

Irrigation water storage’s treated with Coptrol will not adversely affect plants and the treated water may be used immediately to water fairways,putting greens, ornamental plants.

How Safe is Coptrol for Native Birds, Fish and Crustaceans (Yabbies)? 

When used in accordance with the label directions, Coptrol will not harm livestock, birds or fish.*

Native Birds: Coptrol will not harm native birds drinking water treated with Coptrol. However Coptrol should not be used on areas where large numbers of water fowl are feeding on filamentous algae.

Fish / Crustacean: Coptrol will not harm fish or crustacean. However when using Coptrol where there are fish or crustacean in the water, take the following precautions:

  • Ensure that the water temperature is above 16 degrees.
  • Ensure that the calcium carbonate of the water must be 50 PPM (50mg/litre).
  • Ensure the water is aerated.
  • Only treat one third of the water body / volume at a time, then wait 10 days between additional applications.
  • When treating beginning from the shore and moving outwards in bands to avoid trapping fish in treated areas.
  • If fish or crustacean stocks are valued, test a few fish in a test bucket before large scale application is made.

When used in accordance with the label directions, Coptrol will not harm livestock, birds or fish.*

Approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), the National Registration Authority for agricultural and veterinary chemicals.*

Coptrol will not corrode metal surfaces such as water tanks, irrigation equipment, spray valves and pumps.*

No risk to domestic animals where Coptrol is used in farm impoundments.*

It will not build up in the soil.*

Coptrol is specific to algae in water and should not be used for aquatic weed control (see Aquatic Technologies solutions for aquatic weed control.

It will not harm rice, hydroponic plants, turf, pastures and golf greens.*

Swimming, fishing, (except in blue-green algae infestations) and other recreational activities will not be inhibited by treatment of the water with Coptrol.*

* When used in accordance with the label instructions.

SDS (MSDS)

Because it is a highly soluble liquid Coptrol is really easy to apply. For general application to farm dams/ponds, simply dilute 1:10 to 1:20 with water and spray evenly over the surface from aircraft, from boats or pontoons, from the banks of smaller storage’s or even dripped directly into flowing water.

Cautions

  1. Surface water temp needs to be 16 degrees or above
  2. Calcium carbonate needs to be greater than 50ppm
  3. If fish are present, treat 1/3 of area at time to prevent oxygen depletion.

Word of Caution: Blue-green algal blooms occur when there are high nutrient levels in the water, low flows in rivers, low wind and high temperatures. Blue-green algae has the ability to produce highly potent toxins which pose a risk to humans, domestic or native animals and birds. The toxins produced can persist in water for weeks, so a certain level of monitoring needs to be prevalent during this period.