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DOG WASTE POLLUTES WATER
It might not seem like a stormwater problem, but dog waste is one of the many seemingly small sources of pollution that can add to big problems for water quality and human health.
San Diego County has over 600,000 dogs of all shapes and sizes, and it's estimated that their poop adds up to about 136 million pounds per year.
Dog waste left on the ground can be washed into storm drains that lead directly to our streams, wetlands, and beaches. This waste carries harmful bacteria, which can affect the health of aquatic wildlife, ourselves and our children.
Picking up after your dog
is easy if you're prepared.
Simply carry a plastic bag with you on every walk with your dog, and you'll have the equipment to remove your dog's waste. Then throw it in the nearest trash can, and you're done!
PLEDGE TO PROTECT YOUR WATER
Individual actions can lead to clean water and healthier communities
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