Friday, March 25, 2016

Riverside Terrace: Dangerous Pool Creates Public Health Risk

Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, March 24, 2016.  Got mosquitoes? 

A thick layer of algae floats atop of several feet of water in a deep swimming pool in the backyard of a vacant Riverside Terrace house.  The lot goes through to Riverside Place. 

Not only is the swampy water a public health risk as a mosquito farm, it's also a potential death trap for children, as the yard is not fenced completely.  The house is directly across the street from Allesandro Elementary School. 

City and County officials have been warning residents to remove standing water from around their homes, to help fight the spread of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, Zika (Heartworm in dogs and cats) and a host of other diseases.  

This pool has been reported to LA County Vector Control and City of Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety.