Health Department


Chauncy Williams, R.E.H.S./R.S - Director 

Department of Health Services


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 220
Ennis, TX 75120

Physical Address:
105 S. Preston Street

Ennis, TX 75119

Ph: (972) 875-6442
Fx: (972) 875-8540

Code & Environmental Enforcement > Stagnant or Standing Water

Stagnant or Standing Water

  City of Ennis Department of Health Services  


Standing or stagnant water less than ¼ inch deep may breed mosquitoes, which are known vectors for serious diseases such as West Nile Virus and Encephalitis.

You can eliminate standing water by doing one or more of the following:

  • Remove low spots in your yard
  • Remove cans buckets tires or bottles
  • Treat or remove stagnant water in pools and water features
  • Clean flower pots that may harbor mosquitoes
  • Clean clogged gutters
  • Replace outdoor pet watering bowls with fresh water daily

Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Property owners must drain stagnant water on their properties. 

To report violations, for specific information about each of these code violations, or information on how to acquire an information brochure, M-F 8a.m. - 5p.m. please call (972) 875-1234 or  by at Email.