What is the City of Rowlett doing to fight against Zika and other mosquito diseases?
The City of Rowlett continues to keep informed and up to date with all of the current health trends and communicable disease outbreaks in our area and around the country and world. In relation to the Zika virus, City Staff are working closely with other municipalities, Dallas County, and State of Texas to plan ahead, to educate the public and other staff concerning the risks.
The City will be striving to continually educate and update our citizens, strongly urging citizens to practice the 4Ds and to focus on removing all standing water, stagnant pools/spas, buckets/tires containing water, etc. from the property.
Environmental Services will be routinely driving the city streets and alleys, walking park trails, drainage channels, etc. surveying the area for sources of mosquito habitat and stagnant water.
The City currently contracts mosquito surveillance and testing activities with Dallas County. Dallas County personnel conduct all trapping and testing activities within the City boundaries. Both Rowlett Environmental Services and Dallas County Mosquito Control can/will respond to complaints.
While the City of Rowlett maintains its own ordinances, programs, and policies, the City will also consider following the management practices and leads recommended by the CDC, State of Texas, Dallas County, as well the City of Garland who is the Local Health Authority for Rowlett.