September 25, 2014 03:34 PM

The Suffolk County Water Authority will join Suffolk County and Citizens Campaign for the Environment in participating in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27. The event promotes awareness about the dangers of flushing and placing in landfills unused medications.

"Though not required to by law, the Suffolk County Water Authority tests proactively for numerous pharmaceuticals and personal care products to ensure your water is completely safe," said SCWA Chairman James F. Gaughran. "But we’d rather stop these compounds from reaching the aquifers in the first place, so we urge Suffolk resident to dispose of their unused medications safely."

Suffolk residents can drop off unused medications at the following locations: Suffolk County Police Department 1st Precinct, 555 Rt. 109, West Babylon; 2nd Precinct, 1071 Park Avenue, Huntington; 3rd Precinct, 1630 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore; 4th Precinct, 727 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge; 5th Precinct, 125 Waverly Avenue, Patchogue; 6th Precinct, 400 Middle Country Road, Selden; 7th Precinct, 1491 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley; Southampton Village Police Department, 151 Windmill Lane, Southampton; Setauket Fire Department, 190 Main St. East Setauket; Southold Police Department, 41405 State Route 25, Peconic; Huntington Hospital, 270 Park Avenue, Huntington;  Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip; New York State Police, 234 Riverleigh Avenue, Riverhead; Peconic Bay Medical Center, 1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead; Riverhead Police Department, 210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead; Northport Police Department, 224 Main Street, Northport; Northport VA Hospital Police, 79 Middletown Road, Building 200, Northport; Southside Hospital, 301 East Main Street, Bay Shore; Shinnecock Indian Nation Reservation, 5006 Church Street, Southampton.

The Suffolk County Water Authority is an independent public-benefit corporation operating under the authority of the Public Authorities Law of the State of New York. Serving approximately 1.2 million Suffolk County residents, the Authority operates without taxing power on a not-for-profit basis.


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