When animal waste is left on the
ground, rain water or melting snow washes the pet waste
into our storm drains. The disease-causing bacteria found
in pet waste eventually flows to our drinking water source.
In addition to contaminating waterways with disease-carrying
bacteria, animal waste acts like fertilizer in the water,
promoting excessive aquatic plant growth that can choke
waterways and promote algae blooms, robbing water of vital
Scooping Up the Poop:
- Bag it! When going for dog walks
remember to bring a baggie.
- Flush the pet waste down the toilet
because then it is treated at a sewage treatment plant.
- If flushing down the toilet is
not a viable option, put the pet waste in the trash, but
never put waste into storm drains.
- Encourage your neighbors to provide
pet waste stations for collection and disposal of waste.
Check to see if the parks in your neighborhood have them.
- Dig a small trench in your yard
where your pets tend to defecate and toss the waste in
the trench, cover with a layer of leaves, grass clippings
- Dispose of waste in disposal units called
Doggy Loos where they are installed into the ground. Decomposition
occurs within the unit.
- At the park, set up a pooch patch which
has a pole surrounded by a light scattering of sand around it.
Dog owners can introduce their dog to the pole upon entry to
the park. Dogs will then return to the patch to defecate and
then you can place the pet waste in special bins for disposal.
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