December 14, 2017
Perchlorate contamination found in residential wells
BARSTOW Additional tests have disclosed that the perchlorate contamination in the drinking water extended beyond wells used by the Golden State Water Company.

The Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board said the groundwater contamination also showed up in individual residential wells. At least two wells along River Road tested positive.

Property owners with wells in an area between I-15, the Mojave River, Old Highway 58 and Leona Road will receive individual notification if their wells have been tested for perchlorate.

Based on the latest test results, it appears the perchlorate groundwater contamination is currently limited, according to the water board.

The State Department of Public Health has determined that the water being provided by Golden State Water is safe. But, an investigation into the source of the contamination continues. (INT)
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