5 Moores Creek TMDL 1998 placed on DEQ’s impaired waters list Unsafe for fishing and swimming due to high levels of fecal coliform bacteria2011 RRBC received grant from DCR to fund programs to reduce bacteria in creekPet waste educationPet waste composter cost-shareDog park methane digesterSeptic repair and pump out cost-shareAgricultural BMP cost-share
13 FlyerFor posting in local pet stores, grooming salons, veterinarian offices, etc.Talking points:Pet waste is a health risk to pets and peoplebacteria and parasitesPet waste left outside can wash into streams and lakesMakes water unsafe for swimming and wadingMoores Creek contains harmful levels of E. coliPicking up after pets makes water cleaner and safer
14 Flyer Dispose of pet waste properly Trash Toilet Composter 50% cost share for a pet waste composter offered to residents in Moores Creek WatershedAlso available to other pet owners in Charlottesville and Albemarle countySee details on RRSEP web site
16 Brochure For mailing to dog owners in watershed. Talking points: More detail than flyerExamples of disease organisms and diseasesRunoff down storm drains is untreated and goes into local waterwaysPet waste also contains nutrients that lead to algae bloomsBenefits both local and for Chesapeake BayNeighborhood pet waste stations added to list of approved disposal methods
17 Presentations for Neighborhood Associations Radio Advertising66 ads on 3 Charlottesville stations for one week during first week of December and second week of FebruaryPresentations for Neighborhood AssociationsPut up displayMake brochure and flyer availableSamples of biodegradable pet waste bags, flushable pet waste bags and biodegradable cat litter
21 Pet Waste Composter Cost-Share Program The TJSWCD will pay 50% of the cost of a pet waste composter (up to $100).Q: How can you apply for cost-share?Buy a composter at a local store or online.Install or set up your composter for use, following the manufacturer's instructions.Download the "Application and Agreement for Cost Share", fill it out, and sign it.
22 4. Mail the completed application along with a copy of your receipt and a photograph of the installed composter (or permission to visit your home for verification) to the Thomas Jefferson soil & Water Conservation District.A check will be issued to you for 50% of the cost of your composter (up to $100 for a $200-composter).The applicant agrees to provide feedback to the RRSEP after one year of use by phone, or mail (whichever the user prefers) to evaluate the effectiveness of composting as a means of managing pet waste.
33 “Traditional” Style Composter Converts kitchen and garden waste to a rich organic dark humus to be used in the gardenWater and organic material are addedThe material is occasionally turned or mixedComposted pet waste cannot be used with edible plants.
35 Bokashi FermentorBokashi fermentation is an alternative to composting.Safely transforms pet waste into a product that restores nutrients and microbes to the soil for ornamental plants.Faster than composting: takes 30 days.
37 Methane DigesterAnaerobic dog waste digester will be designed and installed for use in the Azalea Park.Pet owners using the dog park will be asked to collect their dog waste in flushable bags and deposit them in the digester.Dog waste will be anaerobically converted to a solid remnant and methane gas.The gas will be used to light a gas lampThe solid remnant will be pumped out once a year and transported to the wastewater city’s treatment plant.
38 Methane Digester The digester will be used to: increase the rate of pet waste pick up and disposal in Azalea Parkprocess the waste in an ecologically-beneficial waygenerally increase public awareness throughout the Charlottesville-Albemarle community