Pet and Urban Wildlife Waste
If you walk your dog, carry plastic bags to pick up after your pet each time. Dispose of the waste in the household trash. If your dog routinely uses your yard, perform regular cleanup of waste and dispose of the waste in the trash.
Keep a lid secured on your trash container. Consider putting your trash to the curb early in the morning of trash day rather than the night before. Wildlife is attracted to trash bins and also deposit their waste nearby. Increasing amounts of wild animal wastes are being detected in storm water drainage systems.
Don’t leave pet food outside for extended periods or overnight to discourage wild animals from frequenting your property and then depositing waste.
There are many other topics that relate to water quality protection around the home.
That’s it! Now it’s time to complete the RiverSafe Home Survey.