Implementing unnecessary and misguided perchlorate standards will place staggering costs on taxpayers; industry; agriculture; and local, state and federal governments – while providing no meaningful health benefits. Additional treatment plants would have to be built and older plants retrofitted, and water supplies would not be able to meet demand. A common sense approach to perchlorate can save tax payers millions of dollars while also protecting public health.
U.S. EPA Regulation
Learn more about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) controversial Regulatory Determination on Perchlorate, concluding that perchlorate should be regulated under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) – despite overwhelming scientific evidence that there is no public health benefit in additional federal regulation of perchlorate.
In response to finding perchlorate at low levels in water, private industry, in cooperation with the federal government, developed and is currently using sophisticated technologies for removing perchlorate from surface and groundwater supplies.
Costs of Removal
Find out why a national drinking water standard for perchlorate would cost taxpayers millions, while providing no meaningful public health benefits.