Iowa town launches ‘pick up the poo’ campaign
Posted: August 15th, 2012 - 1:15pm by Doug Powell
They found my passport. In Cedar Rapids, Iowa. About six hours after I cancelled it via the nice folks at the Canadian consulate in Dallas.
Cedar Rapids is also finding a lot of E. coli in area streams and figure some of that is coming from doggie doo.
The City of Cedar Rapids claims the roughly two tons of pet waste produced in Cedar Rapids every day is contributing to water pollution in the city.
To fight the fecal problem, Cedar Rapids launched a ‘pick-up the poo pledge’ to encourage dog owners to clean up dog droppings. City employees passed out information on runoff to pet owners and asked them to sign a pledge to pick-up after their pooches.
To learn more about improving and protecting water quality visit www.CityofCR.com/stormwater.