Illinois American Water is encouraging customers to participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is due on April 24, 2021. Residents are encouraged to leave their unwanted medicines at approved collection sites, to provoke them, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended approaches to drug disposal. Flushing medicines under the toilet and throwing them in the trash is discouraged.
Rachel Bretz, director of water quality and environmental compliance for Illinois American Water, explains, “We are encouraging residents to take advantage of the drug as they help protect their environment and waterways. This event helps residents Is a great opportunity to safely. Discard any unused, unwanted or expired medicines. “
Illinois Take Back Day collection sites can be located here https://tinyurl.com/4e6kp35h.
Illinois residents who are unable to attend on Saturday are encouraged to use local, permanent community drug disposal programs to properly dispose of their unwanted drugs. In partnership and in collaboration with local pharmacies, environmental stewers, police departments and government officials, Illinois American Water has helped implement permanent drug disposal programs across the state. These programs and others can be found on Illinois EPA’s Beyond the Bin Map https://tinyurl.com/6ycvzcxj. The map is searchable by location.
Drug disposal programs were created through a model developed by Pontiac Township High School students and their teacher Paul Ritter. The P2D2 program has been recognized as a model for all drug disposal programs. Through the efforts of P2D2, millions of unwanted drugs have been collected and disposed of properly.
About Illinois American Water – Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing approximately 1.3 million people with high-quality and reliable water and / or waste Provides water services. American Water also operates a customer service center in Elton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. With a history of 1886, American Water is the largest and geographically diversified American publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs over 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to ensure that we keep our lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com And follow american waters Twitter, Facebook And Linkedin.
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