Pet Waste and Water Quality

The problem:

Pet waste can be a major source of bacteria and excess nutrients in local waters. When it rains, any pet waste on lawns, parks or streets washes into the storm drain system and ends up in local waterways, resulting in high e coli bacteria levels and making waterways unusable for swimming, boating or other activities.

What you can do:

  • Please pick up after your dog when out for a walk. 
  • Do you have extra shopping bags that you want to get rid of? If they're free of holes, you can put them in a Do-It-Yourself bag holder (made from a milk jug) and hang it on a signpost near popular dog walking areas.