Restores, protects, and preserves the surface waters within the City of Winston-Salem and maintains, repairs, maps, and evaluates drainage systems within the street right-of-way.
Win a Doggie Dooley !
(backyard pet waste composter)
In order to be eligible to win, all you have to do is post a picture of your dog at the Washington Park dog park on our Facebook page! The prize is a Doggie Dooley [pdf/9k/3p] pet waste disposal system for your yard. Two winners will be chosen at random from the photos submitted. Contest ends August 15.
Why is proper pet waste disposal important? It's all about protecting water quality. Find out more about this important topic.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 78 million dogs in the United States create 10 million tons of feces annually, polluting waterways and posing a threat to public health. According to a survey by EPA, 40 percent of dog owners do not pick up their pets’ waste at all and all that waste pollutes waterways. And two or three days worth of droppings from a population of about 100 dogs can contribute enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay and all watershed areas within 20 miles to swimming and shell fishing.
Please do your part and pick up your pet's waste!
“Water has a voice. It carries a message that tells those downstream who you are and how you care for the land."
— Bernie McGurl, Lackawanna Association.
Trivia: If all the oil filters sold annually in the US were recycled it would result in the recovery of about 160,000 tons of steel, or enough steel to make 16 new stadiums the size of Atlanta’s Turner Stadium.
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Did you know that...
60 percent of stream miles in the continental U.S., or more than 207,000 miles, only flow seasonally or after storms.
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