Pet waste is a subject everyone likes to avoid but we are seeing more and more of it along the pathways and common areas throughout the Village.
Pet waste is ugly and smelly. But even worse, it poses a health risk to pets, bodies of water, and people. Pet waste left on sidewalks, streets, trails, and grassy areas is immediately flushed into the nearest waterway when it rains. Even if you can’t see the water near you, the pet waste goes into a storm drain where it travels untreated to your neighborhood stream or lake.
Like human waste, animal waste may contain harmful bacteria and viruses, making the receiving water unfit for drinking and recreation. In addition, pet waste contains nutrients that will accelerate the growth of nuisance algae.
Be responsible and clean up after your pets. It's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Bring a bag (or use one of the bags that are provided form the doggy stations throughout the Village).
2. Use the bag to pick up your pet's waste.
3. Dispose of the bag properly in the trash...and not in the lakes or down the storm drains!
AND IT'S THE LAW!
Codified ordinances of Loudoun County, Chapter 612.19, Section a (9).
The following shall be deemed unlawful and enforced by proceedings before a Judge of the General District Court in like manner and with like right of appeal as if such violations were Class Four misdemeanors.
Dog waste. For the owner of any dog to fail to remove immediately the dog’s feces from any property.