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  • Pet waste significantly contributes to pollutants in the Neponset River and local streams such as Pine Tree and Unquity Brooks. It carries bacteria like E. coli and salmonella that can make our water bodies unsafe for recreation.
  • Waste dumped or washed into catch basins (stormwater drains) is carried directly to rivers through the stormwater drain system.
  • Even pet waste left in the street, far from a catch basin, can get washed into the drains during storms.
  • Pet waste can carry viruses and bacteria that are extremely harmful to humans.
  • Pet waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus nutrients that accelerate growth of damaging algae and aquatic weeds.
  • Pet waste is damaging to trees.

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