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Friday, August 12, 2022

Residents of The Villages reminded to pick up after their pets

Residents of The Villages are being reminded to pick up after their pets.

Pet owners should always pick up after their pets and dispose of pet waste in their household trash or in a designated container. Pet waste should not be left on the ground and should never be put into storm drains, roads or waterbodies.

When it rains, pet waste can flow into storm drains and into roads. Eventually the waste can end up in waterbodies causing water pollution. The waste also causes excess nutrients which creates algae bloom and decreases oxygen in the water. This condition has an adverse effect on fish and other aquatic life. If not disposed of properly, pet waste not only affects water quality, but public health. The bacteria found in pet waste are very harmful and can make people ill.

Villagers are being asked to:

· Always clean up after your animals.

· Use bags or scoopers to pick up waste.

· Dispose of waste in pet waste containers or in your household trash.

· Do not put pet waste into storm drains or on the road.

· When traveling, carry extra bags in the car to have on hand to clean up after your pet.

· Remind other pet owners to pick up after their pet.

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