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SF Bay Guardian: April 29, 2014   Professional pooper-scooper company DoodyCalls has launched a contest to award Northern California parks and public spaces 250,000 free “doggie bags” for owners to clean up after their pets. Titling it the Doody Free Water Project, the company wants to build a movement to help keep contaminating waste out of READ MORE>>

“When Doody Calls called, we answered! The local owners are terrific...”
- Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA

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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VetStreet: October 21, 2013 If you own pets, then you’re probably aware that their waste can be hard on your landscaping. Dead grass and brown spots can be a common and unwelcome result when your lawn doubles as a pet potty. At first you may notice some spots on your lawn looking especially green as the READ MORE>>

“When Doody Calls called, we answered! The local owners are terrific...”
- Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA