MOSQUITO PREVENTION CRITERIA
Policies For Management of Utility
Construction in Marsh Areas
2. Installation of utilities should not obstruct water flow or alter drainage patterns without prior notification of SCMAD.
3. Following installation of utilities the topography should be returned to original conditions. Circulation ditches or natural drainageways should drain effectively and levees and/or access roads should be put back in good repair.
4. If mosquitoes are produced as a result of negligent utility construction practices, all costs necessary to abate mosquitoes by SCMAD will be borne by the responsible agencies or property owners, pursuant to the procedures set forth in the California Health and Safety Code, Sections 2274 et. seq.
The preceding mosquito prevention criteria are intended only to ofer guidance when considering the development of design options during the planning process for projects. Be advised that these practices have been found to be effective, however, once the project has been completed it is essential that conscientious maintenance and management practices be followed to help ensure the successful prevention of mosquito production.
Be further advised that under the California Health and Safety Code (Sections 2274 et. seq.) the responsibility for the cost of mosquito control may fall on the property owner.