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File an Incident Report Form (online form)
For questions or to report a problem/violation call: 311
If you have a problem with a stormwater facility, such as odor, standing water, or trash and debris, contact DEP at 311 or submit an online complaint form.
If you believe a storm drain is not operating effectively, you may call the Division of Highway Services (DHS) at 311. DHS addresses issues such as blocked storm drains.
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Stormwater facilities that are functioning as they were designed will not cause mosquito problems. Most facilities, except wet ponds, are designed to drain within 72 hours. For complaints about mosquitoes, contact the Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
Example of acceptable signage.
The Montgomery County Code (section 36-3) requires that a person who owns or controls land that includes a publicly accessible pond must post warning signs around the pond and at any major approach to the pond, such as a path. A publicly accessible pond is defined as a water impoundment that:
The County Code has established standards for warning signs, including the size, message, construction, placement, and maintenance. They are listed in the table below.