Public Works

The Public Works Department plans, organizes, and maintains stormwater permitting, streets, parks, town facilities, mosquito control, and recycling.

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to provide outstanding public services for the Town’s citizens, visitors and neighboring subdivisions while maintaining a superior infrastructure, guaranteeing a clean and safe environment as well as sustaining a high quality of life.
 

Vegetative Debris Drop-Off Site
Wednesday & Saturday
8:00 am - noon

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Streetlight Repair

If you know of a streetlight that needs repair, please direct your concerns to the power companies listed below. Leland Public Works Department does not maintain streetlights.

Progress Energy Customers
Link Internet Reporting Form
Phone (800) 452-2777

Brunswick Electric Customers
Phone (800) 842-5871


Mosquito Control

The mission of the Mosquito Control Division is to prevent mosquito-borne diseases from affecting the citizens of Leland. Public Works employees monitor mosquito activity and respond to service calls from citizens related to mosquitoes. See the Leland PDMP Plan NC 2012.
Brunswick County Website

Mosquito control is more than just spraying. In order to effectively control mosquitoes, a management program must employ a broad range of strategies. These include:

Public Education

When the division investigates a service call attempts are made to educate citizens on the basics of mosquito control and what actions they can take to reduce breeding areas. Our program staff is willing to visit schools, community groups, and property owner’s associations meetings to provide educational materials to groups interested in learning about mosquitoes and mosquito control in Leland. We also have a brochure to educate citizens about the Asian tiger mosquito. To schedule a workshop, please call 910-332-4652 or send us an email.

Biological Control

The mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) are relocated to mosquito breeding sites to consume mosquito larvae.

Physical Control

Roadside drainage ditches on Town-owned Right-of-Ways are maintained to remove standing water, thereby reducing the area suitable for mosquito breeding.

Adult Control

Clarke Mosquito Control products are used to manage adult mosquito populations. Ground spraying generally occurs between 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM. As a precautionary measure, people and pets should go indoors when they see the mosquito sprayer coming. People with severe allergies should notify Public Works. Ground spraying is conducted on an as needed basis. This is determined by investigations conducted by division staff in response to service calls. If you have an outdoor fish pond or keep bees, contact the Public Works Department. To request a Mosquito Service Investigation please call 910-371-0148.

Larval Control

For larval control the Town of Leland uses BTI Briquets that are based on the naturally occurring bactirum Bacillus thuringiensis, var. israelensis, Bti. It is considered to be one of the most environmentally sensitive mosquito and blackfly larvicides used in mosquito control. It contains a sustained release formulation offering activity against mosquito larvae for thirty or more days. The floating quality of the briquet provides for release of the active ingredient at the water's surface where it affects surface feeding larvae. As the briquet sinks slowly through the water column it is active on bottom feeding larvae as well.

The Town’s Mosquito Control Program operates under the purview of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the NCDENR (NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources). All application of pesticides must comply with Federal Clean Water Management Act and NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit requirements. More information on these programs can be found at: