Why It's Important to Scoop That Poop!
When it rains, pet waste that is left on the ground can travel to our local waterways and cause elevated levels of bacteria that can infect pets and humans. The effect pet waste has had on our waterways has deemed it the #3 cause of water pollution. So much so that in 1991, the EPA deemed dog waste to be as toxic as oil spills.
It has been found that two or three days’ worth of droppings from 100 dogs contributes enough bacteria to close a bay and its watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing.