The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains an active program called the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) to identify contaminants in public drinking water that warrant detailed study. The CCL does not currently include any personal care products or pharmaceuticals.
While research has not demonstrated human health impacts from these compounds, this topic reminds us of how precious our source waters are and the need to protect them from harmful substances. The best and most cost-effective way to ensure safe water at the tap is to keep our source waters clean.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
The federal Office of National Drug Control Policy recommends not flushing prescription drugs down the toilet unless the accompanying patient information specifically instructs it is safe to do so.
The City of Lebanon, Water Treatment Team is committed to providing safe drinking water. We want to assure our customers that we are paying close attention to this issue. For more information on this and other water quality issues please contact Jim Angers, Water Treatment Superintendent, at 603-448-2514.