Kentucky American Water Supports Drug Take Back Day to be Held Saturday, April 22

Customers encouraged to celebrate Earth Day by safely disposing of medications

Kentucky American Water reminds customers that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 22. In Fayette County, the Take Back Day event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kentucky American Water, located at 2300 Richmond Road. Representatives from the local Drug Enforcement Administration office, the Lexington Police Department, and the Fayette County Sheriff’s office will be on hand to take unwanted items. Participants should remain in their cars and hand items to the officers.

Items accepted at Take Back Day include prescription and over-the-counter pills, vitamins, medicated ointments and lotions, and pet medication. Liquids, aerosol cans and needles are not accepted on Take Back Day.

Take Back Day events help keep medications from getting into the wrong hands and also provide an opportunity for medications to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way instead of being flushed down the toilet or poured down a drain, which leads to entering area waterways. With this year’s Take Back Day event falling on Earth Day, Kentucky American Water encourages customers to take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to the health of our environment. For a list of Take Back Day locations in other areas visit 

Kentucky American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately half a million people. For more information, visit and follow Kentucky American Water on Twitter and Facebook.

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and Follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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