Pet Waste

Pet Waste & Water Quality Issue

Pet waste contains two main types of pollutants that harm local waters: nutrients and pathogens. After the waste ends up in our waterways, it decomposes, releasing nutrients that cause excessive growth of algae and weeds.  This makes the water green, murky, smelly. As the waste in the water increases, bacteria levels can cause gastrointestinal problems and skin reactions, making the water unsafe for swimming and other activities 

How you can Help our water quality:

  • Take a plastic bag or pooper scooper on your next walk
  •  Put it in the trash, Bury it in your yard, Flush it down the toilet (without the bag)

The Storm Water Program offers Pet Waste Disposal bags at events to help with Waste Pollution.

Pet Waste Bags

The City of Temple has Pet Waste Stations around the parks and trails for you to utilize while walking your pet.

Pet Waste Station

Scoop It Bag It Trash It