Where there’s standing water, there’s conversation about the Zika Virus. The summer Olympics kept the virus in the media’s spotlight as dozens of athletes declined their positions in Rio in fear of contracting the virus known to cause birth defects. We’ve been closely following the Zika updates in Arizona as Torrent Resources provides free property drainage inspections to ensure proper operation of drywells and other drainage systems.
In an article posted and updated by AZFamily.com, the anxiety about Zika in Arizona continues to boil throughout the final weeks of monsoon season.
“Heavy monsoon rains create areas of stagnant water where Aedes Aegypti eggs will hatch. The more of those mosquitoes we have around, the higher the risk.”
Stagnant water is caused by poor draining on properties and in parking lots. Drywells, catch basins, and other drainage systems work the hardest during the monsoon months to properly dispel of stormwater. However, throughout the year these systems can become filled with debris and cause poor drainage performance. When this happens, properties become the perfect breeding ground for Mosquitoes. Arizona requires that standing water is removed within 36 hours of a rain event to avoid costly fines. With a solid 3 weeks left in monsoon season it’s not too late to be prepared. Schedule your FREE drainage inspection here and let the pros do the rest.