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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-21-08 01:00 PM
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5. The minor amount of runoff that rain barrels collect
isn't the problem. It's the mosquitoes that breed in stagnant water.

Barrels should have their tops screened to prevent mosquitoes from getting in and matured mosquito larvae from getting out.

If the rainwater is diverted to water features, then those water features need some fish to eat the mosquito larvae, something that works beautifully.

If such systems violate state law, then clearly state law needs to be rewritten.

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