Dogs sniff out water pollution

Published online: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

BREMERTON — Molly and Kona sniffed Monday through Enatai Creek in East Bremerton, searching for what no one wants in their water and every dog loves to stop and smell — poop.

Molly leads handler Gwen Jones on Monday along Enatai Creek in Bremerton. (Meegan Reid / Kitsap Sun)

Molly leads handler Gwen Jones on Monday along Enatai Creek in Bremerton. (Meegan Reid / Kitsap Sun)

The two dogs, that are with Environmental Canine Services, are helping the Kitsap Public Health District search for stormwater pollution, specifically human feces contamination, that will flow into local rivers, lakes and Puget Sound, according to Stuart Whitford, the health district’s water pollution identification and correction program manager.

It is the first time dogs have been used to check for water contamination in Kitsap County.

Read the full story on the Kitsap Sun website.

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