Apartment owners ‘fully responsible’ to control spread of rodents, mosquitoes

Muscat Municipality has said that owners of multi-storey buildings not complying with cleaning, pest control and proper disposal of waste will be fined RO 300 and a three-days deadline to rectify the violation.

Muscat: As part of the efforts to control the spread of edes aegypti (dengue) mosquitoes, Muscat Municipality has warned the local population, especially those responsible for the maintenance of apartments, farms, plots, health facilities, water well and storage tanks to take measures and precautions to prevent the breeding of rodents and the proliferation and spread of mosquitoes, flies and other insects. 

Urging the people to comply with the instructions of the municipality and health authorities, it said house occupants and owners (Under Article 48 of the local order No. 1/2006  have full responsibility ( throughout the construction period and after) to control the growth and spread of pests, rodents and stray animals.

Article 50 of the local order says that it is prohibited to keep septic tanks, sewage inspection rooms, water connections and ventilation pipes open or broken – ventilation pipes should be covered with a soft metal mesh to prevent mosquitoes from entering them.
 
Muscat Municipality has said that owners of multi-storey buildings not complying with cleaning, pest control and proper disposal of waste will be fined RO 300 and a three-days deadline to rectify the violation.
 
In case of repetition, the fine will be doubled. Also, in the case of leakage of sewage, or failure to maintain drainage lines from the building (commercial, residential, commercial, industrial, tourist attractions), the fine will include RO 1,000 and in case of repetition, a fine of RO3,000 will be imposed.
 
While praising the cooperation of the community in not spreading rumors and joining hand with the work teams, the Muscat Municipality emphasizes that the role of the society is to follow preventive measures to contain the growth of insects and rodents. 

 

 

 

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