Save Our Water- Pick Up Poop!
Dog feces can be a real water quality problem. 35% of Wisconsin households have dogs and each mid-sized dog produces roughly 550 pounds of feces per year.
Pet waste left on sidewalks, streets, yards or other open areas can be washed away and carried by rainwater into our nearby rivers, lakes and streams and cause many problems.
- Pet waste decays, using up dissolved oxygen and releasing compounds that are harmful to fish and other animals that rely on water.
- Pet waste contains nutrients that can cause excessive algae growth in our waterways, upsetting the natural balance.
- Pet waste contains harmful bacteria that contributes to contamination.
It’s a dirty and smelly job, but scoop the poop to help keep our water clean!