Regulation of Perchlorate at Low Levels in Drinking Water:
A High Stakes Decision
Ongoing Remediation Activities
In response to finding perchlorate at low levels in water, private industry, in cooperation with the federal government and various regulatory agencies, developed and is currently using sophisticated new technologies for removing perchlorate from surface and groundwater supplies.
In addition, efforts to prevent perchlorate from seeping into groundwater and other water sources are ongoing. Barriers, wells, pipes and water treatment facilities are among the techniques being used in these aggressive efforts.