Has anyone had any success in removing prescription drugs successfully?
asked 14 August 2016 asked by Unwho9 (360 points)
That's a tough call. Change is always difficult and it sounds like you're running into a lot of resistance. The reality of the situation, at least in my experience, is that Triclosan is a bigger issue than most flushed prescriptions. You can find Triclosan in almost everything, from toothpaste to soap. Take a shower with an antibacterial soap and it probably has Triclosan in it. Not only is it toxic to algae, but it disrupts fish hormones and can even change predator/prey patterns in bodies of water. A lot of the problems we face here are based on faulty assumptions. Drugs didn't disperse when discharged. They just keep staying there, contaminating our supplies. And many treatment facilities weren't designed to handle this stuff. You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. So I guess, setting my soapbox aside, your best option is to stop the unofficial recommendations somehow. Offer some low-cost suggestions, like a free turn-in program with no questions asked. If you're not using carbon filters or ozone, that might be another option to consider as well.