Technology and Innovation

Our District strives to protect public health and the quality of life in Alameda County by effectively and efficiently managing the risks from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease. The advancements in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) presents a more cost-effective and precision-based tool that can be used to enhance mosquito detection and public health pesticide applications. There are also a number of environmental and safety benefits that UAS can offer over manned aircraft. UAS are less disruptive in sensitive habitat areas than physical entry, improve employee safety by reducing entry in treacherous terrain and remote areas, and provide a significant savings over manned helicopters.

Frequently Asked QuestionsUAS Board ResolutionACMAD UAS PolicyAssembly Bill No. 527