Keep Orlando Beautiful
Stop the Poo-llution Campaign
The Stop the
Poo-llution Campaign is a shared effort between KOB and the
City of Orlando's Stormwater Utility
Section. Our goal is to educate the public on pet waste issues
and help preserve our neighborhood and surface water environments
form the effects of left behind pet waste. Orlando has over 104
named water bodies and many neighborhoods are situated on or around our
beautiful lakes. No matter where you live, you live within a
watershed or drainage basin that contains a water body (lake, stream,
river) that is a collection point for stormwater runoff from city
streets and green spaces.
Pet waste is one of the many little sources of
pollution that can up to big problems for water quality and potentially
cause human health issues. It is very different from other animal
waste (like cow manure) in that it does not help fertilize our green
spaces, but instead contains several types of pollutants. The
pollutants include pathogens, naturally toxic material, and ammonia.
When pet waste is left behind, it can end up in our lakes and other
surface waters, it decomposes using up oxygen and releasing its
pollutant load. It is carried to surrounding surface waters by
stormwater (rainwater) runoff.
Pet waste not only pollutes our surface waters, but it
also pollutes our neighborhoods and right-of-ways. It smells,
causes neighborhood feuds, and potentially harms our health. All
this can easily be prevented by picking up after your pet. It
literally takes seconds to scoop the poop and go!
We attend pet events, neighborhood meetings, and other
events as needed or requested. We have a display and distribute
informational flyers along with pet waste bag dispensers. Please
feel free to print and distribute our flyers
(click here), or
call us at 407-246-2752 or
e-mail to receive
flyers or details on getting the information out in your neighborhood.