Although we enjoy high quality drinking water in the metro Omaha area, we should not take it for granted. Here are some things you can do to help protect water quality:
• Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them down the drain. Take outdated or unused medications to a community “Take Back” day or consult with your pharmacist.
• Do not dump waste into storm sewers.
• Take household waste and medications to Under the Sink, the Omaha area’s hazardous household waste facility at 4001 South 120th Street, run by the City of Omaha.
Interested in how to store or dispose of different chemicals safely? Under the Sink has information on Safe Storage & Use of Chemicals and the preferred way to bring in household wastes to Under the Sink. For more information on Under the Sink, call 402.444.7465 or visit http://www.underthesink.org/. Under the Sink has different hours each day, so check the website before visiting.