Did you know pet waste is raw sewage? Pet waste is one of the major contributors to pollution in our lakes and streams. There are an estimated 9,500 dogs living in Lacey that generate an estimated 1.25 tons of feces per day!
EDUCATION & ACTION
When their waste is left on the streets, at the park, or in our yards, it gets washed away with the rain—contaminating our lakes, streams with harmful bacteria. Kids are most susceptible to disease caused by coming in contact with soil contaminated by pet waste. The short list includes roundworms, hookworms, E. coli and Giardia, which bring on a range of symptoms including diarrhea, neurological disorders, and even blindness.
What Can You Do? The solution is simple:
- Scoop the poop
- Put it in a plastic bag
- Place it in the trash
- Wash your hands
City of Lacey Can Help!
Get a FREE pet waste bag dispenser that attaches to your dog’s leash, so you always have a bag handy to scoop it, bag it and trash it. Stop by the Public Works counters Lacey City Hall, to pick one up; it’s that simple!
What Can Your Neighborhood Do?
The City of Lacey supplies dog waste stations to homeowners associations, neighborhood associations and apartment complexes in our city limits. The city supplies the sign and dispenser free of charge; the association or apartment owner/manager is responsible for installing the stations, keeping the signs maintained and dispensers filled with bags for their residents
What Can Your Pet Business Do?
The City of Lacey also supplies dog waste stations to pet related businesses (veterinarians, groomers, etc.) in our city limits. The city supplies the sign and dispenser free of charge; the business is responsible for installing the stations, keeping the signs maintained and dispensers filled with bags for their patrons.
If your neighborhood common area or pet related business could use a dog waste station, ask your association or complex manager to fill out a Neighborhood Pet Waste Station Application or Pet Related Business Application or call Water Resources at (360) 438-2672.