Pet waste and pet care products can be washed into the storm drains that flow to the ocean. Always pick up after your pets and dispose of the waste in the trash. Wash your pet on the lawn or in the bathtub so the washwater doesn’t find its way to the storm drain.
Unlike water in sanitary sewers (from sinks and toilets), water in storm drains is not treated before entering our waterways. You would never put pet waste or pet care products into the ocean, so don’t let them enter the storm drains. Follow these easy tips to help prevent water pollution. Click on the link to the right to download a brochure on proper pet care.
Tips for Pet Care
Bathe pets indoors, using less-toxic shampoos or consider having your pet professionally groomed instead.
Always pick up after your pet—it’s the law!
Make sure to take a plastic bag with you on walks to accommodate pet-pick up and dispose of all waste in the toilet or trash.