In response to the increased use of leaf blowers, the Saratoga City Council recently passed an ordinance that will help decrease noise pollution in the City of Saratoga.
The new ordinance will go into effect on October 1, 2019. It will require that all leaf blowers used in Saratoga are certified by the manufacturer to produce no more than 65 A-weighted decibels (dBA) or less at a distance of 50 feet.
Leaf blowers that meet this criteria are labeled with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B175.2 sticker. This manufacturer’s label will be used to verify compliance.
The following leaf blowers are noise compliant:
|STIHL BGE 71||Electric|
|STIHL BGA 45, BGA 56, BGA 85, BGA 100||Battery|
|Echo PB-760LNH Backpack Blower||Gas|