The Daily Progress: April 22, 2017 Jacob and Susan D’Aniello started Doody Calls as University of Virginia graduates who picked up poo to help pay off student loans. Now, they’ve sold franchises in more than 20 states. “Pet waste sort of checked a lot of the boxes for us and made a lot of sense READ MORE>>
Fecal coliforms include bacteria that may or may not originate from feces. Measuring for fecal coliforms reveals the overall contamination of water with E. Coli and other pathogens.
The presence of fecal coliforms does not always mean that feces are present in the water. When they are, pet waste is often a major contributor to fecal coliform populations, especially in urban areas with a large dog populations. Many communities have enacted pooper scooper ordinances to help reduce the amount of waste in their waterways and increase the quality of their water.