Why is pet waste a problem?
Fecal coliform comes from human waste, pet waste, and wildlife. To keep our waters clean, pet owners should pick up their pet waste from paved and landscaped areas and dispose of it properly so that is does not wash into storm drains, lakes, and rivers. Follow these pet waste tips:

  • Carry a plastic bag on walks with pets

  • Pick up pet waste and dispose of it in the trash or toilet

  • Pet waste should not go in yard waste bins

  • Do not dispose of pet waste in native growth and vegetative areas

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