Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
April 26, 2014, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fort Collins Police Services
2221 S. Timberline Road
North parking lot
Help protect water quality by properly disposing of unused pharmaceuticals. While pharmaceutical compounds have been identified in many of our nation's water bodies, the City of Fort Collins' drinking water is safe, according to U.S. Geological Survey studies and tests conducted by Fort Collins Utilities.
Fort Collins Utilities is the first municipality to use water from the Cache la Poudre River as it flows from the mountains. We also get drinking water from Horsetooth Reservoir, which holds water from a variety of sources, including regulated upstream wastewater treatment facilities in Estes Park that could contain trace amounts of pharmaceuticals.
Studies show these levels to be miniscule, or below measurable levels. Pharmaceutical and personal care products are introduced into our environment through a variety of ways and by the improper disposal of unused medications by flushing them down the drain.
Many pharmaceuticals are not effectively removed by conventional wastewater treatment plants. Some compounds and residues pass through the treatment process and are discharged into the receiving streams and water bodies. In Fort Collins, this means back into the Poudre River, eventually meeting the South Platte River east of Greeley and flowing through the Eastern Plains.
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