Do you think that your pets can have a negative impact on the water quality of our streams, creeks, lakes, and rivers? Yes, they can, particularly if you don’t pick up their waste and dispose of it properly. Did you know that pet waste contains harmful bacteria that after rain can be transported by stormwater runoff to our streams, creeks, rivers and lakes? We can all help to reduce stormwater pollution from pet waste by picking up after our pets and disposing of their waste properly in the trash or by flushing it down the toilet. Let’s work together to help keep public areas where we all walk our pets a little cleaner!