Good for Everyone
When it rains, the nasty bacteria in poop – like E. coli – washes into puddles and storm drains, which flow into nearby streams and rivers. None of this water is treated and once polluted, it can cause diseases for people and problems for fish and animals. Even a tiny dog’s poop can be harmful.
Let’s Talk DirtyThere are about 277,000 dogs in Franklin County. Each creates an average of .75 pounds of waste daily. That’s nearly 104 tons of dog poop per day polluting our water when it rains. Yuck!And health the environment.
Why Is Bagging Better?
While bagged poop still goes into the landfill, it eliminates the direct contribution of bacteria to local waterways. Biodegradable bags help even more. Find other eco-friendly options at columbus.gov/PUP.