Water treatment plants can kill bacteria and remove most metals, but they cannot remove prescription drugs. Prescription drugs like birth control, blood pressure medications and antidepression drugs have been found in municipal drinking water throughout the U.S. These endocrine disrupting chemicals in the water have lead to male fish growing eggs instead of sperm.
So don’t flush them! The Catawba River Keepers offer prescription drug drop off events.
It is illegal to dispose of any kind of garbage in the water or on the shore of Mountain Island Lake. Please help to keep our lake clean by taking all garbage with you.