Pick up after your pet.
Pick up after your pet when s/he is on a walk, at the dog park, or in your own backyard. Dispose of this waste in the trash or toilet. Many pet stores and retailers sell biodegradable bags for picking up waste.
The resources and organizations below may be able to help you with this mitigation strategy and/or to learn more.
STATE RESOURCES - TN
UTK Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Stormwater BMP Toolkit - Municipal Housekeeping
This side provides a list of stormwater related good housekeeping resources. Resources include: Advanced Storage Technology - Salt Storage Product Information; Clean Water (National PTA); Cleaning Up Stormwater Runoff; Do's and Don'ts Around the Home; Inlet Etiquette; Lawn & Garden Fertilizers; Lawn & Garden Pesticides; Lawn Watering; Lawn Weed Control; Maintaining Your BMP- Guidebook for Private Owners; Maintaining Your Stormwater Management Structure; Managing Leaves and Yard Trimmings; Managing Your Household Waste; Environmental Guideline Document How to be Green and Stay in the Black; Pet Waste and Water Quality; Polluted Urban Runoff; Rethinking Yard Care Handout; Shoreline Plants and Landscaping; and Storm Sewers: Rivers Beneath Our Feet.
Tags: Stormwater, MS4s, Homeowner Guides, Yard Work, Pet Waste, Pathogens, Sediment, Nutrients, Pesticides, Education, Sewers
Tags: Reporting, Stormwater, Education, Regulations, Gas and Motor Oil, Grass Clippings, Car Wash Wastewater, Household Cleaners, Paints, Pesticides, Pet Waste, Herbicides
Scoop the Poop
This webpage offers educational information about the importance of cleaning up after your pet. The site also offers an information flyer you can post round your neighborhood, a notice for your newsletter or blog; and a link to an educational site challenging you to see what’s inside your dog!
Tags: Pathogens, Pet Waste, Homeowners, Water Quality
Outside the Basin Resources
N.H. Department of Environmental Services
How to Conduct a Pet Waste Outreach Campaign
A guide to conducting a pet waste outreach campaign.
Tags: Guides, Pathogens, Pet Waste, Education and Outreach*