October 27, 2017
GREENWOOD, Ind. -- Instead of flushing old medicines down the drain, Indiana American Water is encouraging customers and all Indiana residents to help eliminate water pollution by participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday, October 28, 2017, between 10am and 2pm at DEA approved sites.
Prescription drugs when flushed or thrown away can make their way into Hoosier water sources throughout the state, potentially negatively impacting aquatic life, vegetation and wastewater treatment facilities.
"We encourage anyone with unused or expired medication to securely drop them off at one of the DEA sites," said Deborah Dewey, Indiana American Water President. "We must keep these items out of our waterways to ensure we keep Indiana’s water resources clean."
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