Why is pet waste a problem?
Stream monitoring in Issaquah has detected elevated levels fecal coliform concentrations, exceeding state water quality standards on a regular basis during rainfall events. Fecal coliform comes from human waste, pet waste and wildlife.

To keep our waters clean, pet owners should pick up their pet waste from paved and landscaped areas and dispose of it properly so that is does not wash off into storm drains, lakes and rivers.

Follow these pet waste tips:
• Carry a plastic bag with you on walks.
• Pick up pet waste and dispose of it in the trash.
• Pet waste does not go in yard waste bin.
• Do not dispose of pet waste in native growth and vegetative areas.

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