Florida taps tap water to combat mosquito outbreak
Florida’s water supply is now tap water and it has become a mosquito control tool, thanks to the state’s tap water treatment plants.
The Florida Department of Health says the water is being used to prevent the spread of the Florida Mosquito Control Network, a group of microorganisms that have been linked to the transmission of dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.
The mosquito control network has killed more than 5,000 people since it was established in Florida in 2011.
The Department of Agriculture says the state is also providing tap water for residents and businesses.