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Posted on: October 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] What's the Problem with Pet Waste?


It’s up to all of us to make it happen.  In recent years sources of water pollution like industrial wastes from factories have been greatly reduced.  Now, more than 60% of water pollution comes from things like cars leaking oil, fertilizers from farms and gardens, and failing septic tanks.  All these sources add up to a big pollution problem.  But each of us can do small things to help clean up our water too—and that adds up to a pollution solution!

What’s the problem with pet waste?
It’s a health risk to pets and people, especially children.  It’s a nuisance in our neighborhoods.  Pet waste is full of bacteria that can make people sick.  If it’s washed into the storm drain it goes into Newington’s streams, and from there it can end up in the Long Island Sound.  Unless people take care of it, the waste enters our water with no treatment.

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