Contra Costa County, CA launched a pilot FlashCAM illegal dumping program. This pilot program is being funded from stormwater utility fees charged to landowners across Contra Costa County.
Illegal dumping sites begin to create breeding sites for insects and rodents and also contaminates nearby water sources. This FlashCAM program is being spearheaded as an effort to control water pollution caused by the illegal dumping in Contra Costa County. Cece Sellgren, who manages the Contra Costa County watershed program, states no dumping has occurred since installation which is proof of the “tremendous deterrent effect” by the cameras.