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Posted on: June 14, 2019

The Problem of Dog Waste on the South Shore

The Problem of Dog Waste on the South Shore

On the South Shore alone, we have more than 16,000 registered dogs from Weymouth to Kingston. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average dog produces approximately ¾ pound of waste per day. If you do the math, that&...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

You're Not Just Fertilizing the Lawn!

Your are not just fertilizing your lawn photo

The DPW would like to share some simple steps that you can take to protect our waterways.

While fertilizers are good for plants, they're not so good for water quality. Fertilizers get washed down the street where they enter storm drains and enter our loca...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Know Before You Mow!

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Grass clippings that are blown into the street enter storm drains and are carried directly to our local lakes, ponds and streams. Those clippings contribute nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous, which cause unwanted and uncontrolled growth of algae....

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