As a resident, business, or other member of the New Jersey community, it is important to know what you can do to protect our water. To learn about easy things that you can do every day to protect our water, view the Solutions to Stormwater Pollution (PDF).
Animal waste from pets can pollute our waters. When left on the ground, pet waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers, lakes, the ocean, and drinking water. Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients, as well as disease-causing bacteria and microorganisms, that can cause problems.