Mosquito Prevention

Did You Know?

  • The Sewer and Water Department maintains over 346 miles of water mains, 217 miles of sanitary sewer, 40 miles of combined sewers and 240 miles of storm sewers.

  • Streets and Highways maintain over 247 mile of local and major roads within the limits of Southfield.

  • The Sewer and Water Department delivers clean dependable drinking water and disposes of it for less than a penny per gallon.

  • A dripping faucet can waste 3 gallons of water a day.

  • A leaking toilet can waste 25,000 gallons per month.



The emphasis of the Mosquito Prevention Program is to reduce the areas where mosquitoes breed to help reduce the spread of the West Nile virus. Mosquito control is applied using “biological controls” to all catch basins and areas of standing water within city rights-of-way to prevent mosquito larvae from reaching maturity.