Standing Water Complaint

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigates reports of standing water, where mosquitoes could breed, during West Nile Virus season. West Nile Virus season is from April 1 to October 31.

You can report standing water in private or public locations, including:

  • Birdbaths
  • Construction sites
  • Planters or steel drums
  • Pool covers and unchlorinated pools
  • Roof gutters
  • Tires and other debris
  • Yards or vacant lots
  • Parks

The Health Department may need to call you to get additional information about your report.

It is the property owner's responsibility to remove standing water on their property. Property owners who fail to do so may be subject to a fine if a city inspector finds standing water on their property during mosquito season.

You cannot make a complaint about standing water on City streets, or request mosquito spraying.