Escherichia coli

Do dog owners deal with their animals’ solid excreta?
Pollution control people say that pet waste is a major source of e. coli in the Rivanna River. The City provides bags at the river trail entrance with instructions.

It seems that step five

Tie knot in bag and dispose in any trash or DOGIPOT container.

is often ignored.

Some dog walkers say that they leave the crap filled bags, walk a few miles, then fetch the bags on their return trip. Others are of the opinion that the crap filled bags are left behind by mindless, sandal wearing, granola crunching entitled yupsters.