EMWD encourages customers to be “Sewer Smart” with medications, hygiene products disposal

E■ Eastern Municipal Water District astern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is asking customers to be “Sewer Smart” and do their part in properly disposing of medicines and personal hygiene products by not flushing them down the toilet or drains and into the sewer system. By responsibly limiting what is placed into the sewer system, EMWD customers can limit blockages within the wastewater collection system and treatment plants and help protect water quality. Blockages can be costly to repair, pose public health risks and, if they result in a sewer spill, may carry administrative penalties from regulatory agencies. Unused medications should be returned to a participating pharmacy that can properly dispose of

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