BILL REQ. #: S-1167.2
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2013 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/22/13.
AN ACT Relating to mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds; and adding a new section to chapter 90.03 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 90.03 RCW
to read as follows:
A county, city, town, water-sewer district, or flood control zone district constructing, improving, operating, or maintaining storm water control facilities under chapter 35.67, 35.92, 36.89, 36.94, 57.08, or 86.15 RCW that include storm water retention ponds, also known as wet ponds, wet retention ponds, or wet extended detention ponds, as part of a storm water control facility for which the primary function of the pond is to detain storm water must:
(1)(a) Design storm water retention ponds to inhibit mosquito breeding;
(b) Provide for maintenance and control of vegetation growth in storm water retention ponds to inhibit mosquito breeding; and
(c) Consult with the local mosquito control district in the development of construction plans that include storm water retention ponds; and
(2) Use integrated pest management, as defined under chapter 17.15 RCW, for mosquito control or abatement in storm water retention ponds.