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The City has examined a rainwater container or other types of portable water tanks but the concept of communal water is discouraged by the American Kennel Club and many other experts because of the health risks posed due to infectious diseases and parasites. Rodents urinate/defecate in the bowls and other hazards become present under the hot sun which can lead to the possibility of intestinal worms, giardia, leptospirosis, canine flu…even salmonella can be shared through communal water. The dog bowls that regularly show up at the park are not provided by the City and the use of the bowls is highly discouraged.
The safest practice for your precious animal is to bring water in a clean, portable container that is not shared with other dogs when you visit the park.
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Public water does not exist in the immediate area. A sand point well would require electricity for a submersible pump; it is neither feasible to drill through the flood control wall nor trench the 1/2 mile distance to the nearest accessible electrical connection on the same side of the flood control wall. It is recommended to bring water for your dog.