Mosquito borne diseases is a real and growing concern in warmer environments around the world andCalifornia is no exception. Inspecting stormwater drainage infrastructure to ensure there is no standing water to attract mosquito larvae can be a challenge, particularly when treatment devices impede the ability to view inside.
All California State Water Board certified full trash capture devices are now required to allow clear visual access for State of California, Dept. of Health Mosquito Vector Control Inspectors. In addition, smaller certified catch basin insert filter devices are required to include a suitable access opening hatch to ensure Mosquito Vector Control Inspections can visually inspect and adequately treat mosquito vectors inside a catch basin that contains any amounts of standing water beneath the catch basin insert device.
The Enviropod LittaTrap Catch Basin Insert filter was certified by the California Water Board as a Full Trash Capture device in October, 2020, and as part of the certification process, the State Water Board required the vector control access hatch design be approved by the Mosquito Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). Due to the new and more stringent MVCAC requirements, Enviropod developed the latest “Hinged Vector Portal Seal” (HVPC) to maximise unobstructed visual access to MVCAC inspectors.
The LittaTrap patented HPVC panel replaces the standard seal on one side of the LittaTrap to create a hinged access panel along one side of the filter, which can be accessed from above the catch basin grate by use of a ‘J’ hook without the need to remove the grate. The MVCAC was quite pleased to view and approve this latest innovation to the LittaTrap FC Model and stands as a prime example of how Enviropod can respond effectively to local regulatory requirements.