Here in Northern Virginia, we love our dogs and clean water, too. We can have both if dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets. Always clean up after your pet. Pet waste in parks, on the street and even in your backyard can all end up polluting our streams. It may not be the most pleasant chore, but cleaning up after your dog can prevent water pollution and it’s the law. Encourage other pet owners to pick up, too!
Dispose of pet waste properly. Bag it and place pet waste in the trash.
Never dispose of pet waste in a storm drain. These drains lead directly to local waterways.