Rain water carries pet wastes from grassy areas, sidewalks, and roads to storm sewer drains, where it flows directly to local streams and rivers. People participating in recreational activities in or near water polluted by pet wastes can be exposed to bacterial and parasitic infections, including roundworm. Also, pet wastes can cause excess growth of algae in waterways by acting as a fertilizer.
Handling Pet Wastes
Please help protect our streams by cleaning up after your pet!