Dogs in Eden Prairie produce up to 4 tons of waste each day.
Unfortunately, pet waste left on the ground washes into storm drains and waterways, exposing humans, pets and wildlife to harmful bacteria and other contaminants.
While squirrels, geese and other wildlife also contribute to water pollution, these animals tend to spread out waste across the landscape, whereas dog waste tends to be concentrated in yards, pens and along sidewalks or paths. Cats usually bury their waste, so it does not get into waterways as easily.
Pet Waste Information
When nature calls, the best option is to flush pet waste down the toilet where it will be treated at the sewage treatment plant just like human waste. You can always just pick it up in a plastic bag and throw it in the garbage.
There are many pet waste removal services available which can be found by searching online. For more information, contact the City's water resources coordinator.