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(A) It shall be unlawful to have, keep, maintain, cause, or permit within the city, any collection of standing or flowing water in which mosquitoes breed or are likely to breed, unless such collection of water is treated so as effectually to prevent such breeding.
('68 Code, § 17-112) (Ord. 1063, passed 2-12-61)
(B) The method of treatment of any collection of water directed toward the prevention of breeding of mosquitoes, shall be approved by the accredited Health Officer, and may be any one or more of the following:
(1) Screening with wire netting of at least 16 meshes to the inch each way or with any other material which will effectually prevent the ingress or egress of mosquitoes.
(2) Complete emptying every seven days of unscreened containers, together with their thorough drying or cleaning.
(3) Using a larvacide approved and applied under the direction of the Health Officer.
(4) Covering completely the surface of the water with kerosene, petroleum, or paraffin oil once every seven days.
(5) Cleaning and keeping sufficiently free of vegetable growth and other obstructions, and stocking with mosquito-destroying fish.
(6) Filling or draining to the satisfaction of the Health Officer.
(7) Proper disposal, by removal or destruc- tion, of tin cans, tin boxes, broken or empty bottles, and similar articles likely to hold water.
('68 Code, § 17-113) Penalty, see § 10.99