WACH-TV FOX Columbia SC: 07.19.2012
Of course pollution is an ongoing issue, but one pollutant that transmits bacteria and parasites into our waterways, potentially effecting our health, might be overlooked. That pollutant is pet waste, and experts say it can create a problem when it is not disposed of properly.
“When it rains, that waste will wash into our streams and rivers or our storm drains,” said Congaree Riverkeeper Bill Stangler. “Eventually it’ll get into the river, and it increases the bacteria and the nutrients.”