Water in Your Birdbath? That Will Be $300

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This headline in today's New York Times attracted my attention, being the owner of a back yard birdbath.

It seems homeowners are getting certified letters that their birdbaths are a hazzard and "standing" or "stagnant" (officials  have differing definitions) water can be a source of West Nile virus.  The owner of the featured birdbath says he changes the water every couple of days.

 

Picture: Birdbath minding own business. birdbath in garden

robin  Picture: Robin waiting to take bath

 

All I can say is that as much as I love NYC, I am glad I live in a place where there are no bird bath inspectors (other than the robins). Three cheers for Wilmington, Delaware!

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Paula McDonald
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Hmmmm....can we say taking it a bit to far??  I can see if they are having an outbreak but if they are just being proactive then I would say they have a lot of time on their hands.

Apr 23, 2012 10:49 AM #1
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I think they did have one case last year, but the person who was reported says he thinks a neighbor reported him.

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Hi Carolyn, I'm with you. Too much of government involved in day to day life. We need to fix that and I hope one of these days soon.
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William--I'm all for the Center for Disease Control, but local empire builders can get control crazy.

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