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Fecal Coliform Bacteria

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.

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Stafford Co Sun

Stafford County Sun: Dec 21, 2012 Around this time of the year, a particular local business is on the mind of many dog owners — DoodyCalls pooper scooper service. The business serves the local areas including Stafford, Fredericksburg and parts of Prince William County. Something that many people fail to realize is that dog waste is READ MORE>>

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