Where any owner or lessee of lands shall permit the continuance of any impounded water existing upon said lands at the time these Rules become effective and where it is discovered that disease‑producing mosquitoes are breeding in such impounded water, such owner or lessee shall, within 30 days after the receipt of written notice by any state, county, or municipal health authorities that such conditions exist, take effective measure for the prevention of the breeding of disease‑producing mosquitoes in the impounded water or shall remove the impounded water by drainage or filling.  Such measures shall include the removal of all drift and flotage and vegetation that pierces the water surface, the application of larvicides, the fluctuation of the water level, the reduction in the area of water surface, and the application of any other control measures currently recognized as being effective by the Division.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑348;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; June 30, 1980; June 15, 1979.