Extension Forestry & Natural Resources
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology - Environmental & Natural Resources - Forest Resources
Dog Poop and Water Quality
Louwanda W. Jolley, Ph.D., Research Specialist
A gram of dog feces contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, some of which can cause diseases in humans. These bacteria contaminate water when they are carried off into storm drains, creeks, and lakes during storm runoff.
Protect our Waterways
Pick up What Your Dog Leaves Behind
This publication was funded in part by a United States Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Act 319 Grant
through the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Water Quality.
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