Pet waste is one of many sources of water pollution, and something most of us can easily address as we go about our daily routine. Rain water washes poop left on the ground into our storm drains which connect to creeks and bayous where the poo decomposes. During decomposition, this waste uses up precious oxygen needed by fish and other creatures to stay alive and healthy.
Pet waste may contain bacteria, viruses and parasites that are harmful to humans. Some diseases caused by pet waste include:
What not to do with pet waste, or "Waiting for the Poo Fairy", courtesy Mick Garratt.
The following links are to websites or promotional material in the H-GAC region and/or rather clever. Feel free to suggest additional links or sites.
Dickinson Bayou Watershed Partnership fact sheet
Harris County Watershed Protection Group brochure
Moses-Karankawa Bayous Alliance web page
Dickinson Bayou Watershed Partnership
Dickinson Bayou Watershed Partnership poster
City of Houston BARC web page
City of Corpus Christi web page
Volunteer Guide web page
City of Austin
Huron River Watershed Council & EPA
Southeast Michigan Partners for Clean Water
Houston-Galveston Area Council