Can pet waste contribute to storm water pollution?

Pet waste can be a major source of bacteria and excess nutrients in local waters.

When walking your pet remember to pick up the waste and dispose of it properly. Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method. Leaving pet waste on the ground increases public health risks allowing harmful bacteria and nutrients to wash into the storm drain and eventually into local water bodies.

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1. What is storm water runoff?
2. Why is storm water runoff a problem?
3. What are the effects of storm water pollution?
4. How can we prevent storm water pollution?
5. How do fertilizers and pesticides affect storm water pollution?
6. What should I do when maintaining my vehicle to prevent pollution?
7. How should I maintain my septic system to prevent storm water pollution?
8. Can pet waste contribute to storm water pollution?
9. What residential landscaping changes can I make to prevent pollution caused by storm water runoff?