Perchlorate Report

In February 2004, the SAWPA Commission authorized SAWPA staff to work with its member agencies and other local agencies in the watershed to examine the extent of perchlorate contamination in the Santa Ana River Watershed and to consider what future actions should be taken by SAWPA, possibly as part of a larger multi-agency task force, to address the water resource impacts of the contamination. Concern was expressed with the increasing reliance of local agencies on imported water to replace contaminated groundwater to meet potable water demands and the long term impacts.