A person may not allow stagnant water that is likely to promote disease to accumulate on the person's property. A person shall drain, fill, or re-grade the person's property to remove or prevent a violation of this subsection.
(1992 Code Section 10-2-1; Ord. 031023-11; Ord. 031211-11; Ord. 20120628-012.)
The Austin Code Department Reminds You to “Fight the Bite”
The Austin Code Department is reminding residents to eliminate stagnant water and tall weeds and grass to prevent mosquito bites that could lead to the Zika and West Nile viruses, as well as increase pest and rodent infestation and create other health problems.
Mosquitoes only need a teaspoon of water to breed. During warmer months, mosquitoes can develop in as little as three days. City disease detectives are tracking mosquito activity and posting the latest alerts, guidance and information here:
For questions or more information about ways to reduce mosquitoes around your property, or to report stagnant water or tall weeds and grass, please call 3-1-1.
Educational videos and flyers in English and Spanish, instructing residents how to prevent mosquitoes from breeding and biting, are now available:
For further information regarding ways to Fight the Bite, be sure to monitor Grass and Tall Weeds!