WRT’s perchlorate removal system consists of utilizing a non-regenerable ion exchange media, which after exhaustion is disposed of via incineration (preferred) or suitable landfill disposal. Currently the media, trade named Z-XM™ is a perchlorate selective synthetic ion exchange flow-through packed bed downflow media. The media is a specialized strong base anion exchange resin of styrene-divinylbenzene base structure. The media is contained in a screened pressure vessel wherein untreated water is pumped through the vessel for the service period. Following the recommended service interval measured in bed volume (BV) throughput or based on treated water discharge sampling, the spent media is removed or exchanged and disposed of via incineration (change of title is completed). The media is replaced with fresh media and the system is put back into service.