- Mayor Ben Lucarelli, Fair Haven, NJ
Regarding ECS's work with the Clean Ocean Action and the Navesink River communities to detect and source track sewage pollution in the River, September 2016
Canines have unique olfactory systems that can smell odors at concentrations of
up to 100 million times lower than humans can and distinguish the elements of
one odor from the those of another odor. That's why they have been used for
many years for important scenting jobs, such as bomb detection, arson detection,
drug detection, and search and rescue. The role of scenting canines is growing
and now includes the ability to detect important scents such as cancer, diabetes,
bed bugs, mold, gas leaks, and invasive plant and animal species. Video: How Dogs See With Their Noses
The pathogens in human sewage discharged into our waterways can harm the health of humans who swim, boat, and fish there, as well as harm the animals and marine life in and around the water. Many times, the sources of the discharges are under ground, under water, or otherwise undetectable with human sight and smell. But CANINES CAN SMELL WHAT WE CAN'T SEE OR SMELL. Through ECS, canines have become an important part
of human pathogen pollution detection and elimination programs.
Contact: Karen Reynolds, President
Phone: (517) 282-5493
Environmental Canine Services (ECS) is a unique environmental consulting company that uses scent trained canines to identify and source track human sewage pollution
in storm water systems and surface waters caused by leaking sewer lines, illicit pipe connections, and failing septic systems. Our work helps improve water quality for the health of humans, animals, and the environment. Using canines for
this purpose is a complimentary tool to traditional methods and is rapid and cost effective. The canines provide instant results, distinguish human from animal source pollution, and can track the pollution sources immediately.