Pick Up After Your Pets
Picking up after your pooch is more than just a courtesy to your neighbors — it’s also being a good neighbor to area lakes, ponds and rivers.
Pet waste is considered a stormwater pollutant—or illicit discharge— because it can contain harmful bacteria and nutrients such as phosphorus that cause excess algae and weed growth. Local regulations require all pet waste to be properly removed from public properties including parks, streets, and sidewalks and disposed of properly.
By preventing pet waste from entering storm drains or natural watershed areas, you are protecting the fresh water supplies that become our drinking water sources.
So, every time you reach for the leash, remember to grab a small plastic bag for the road to dispose of pet waste in the trash. It’s one simple thing you can do to help keep the water clean.
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