The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released a list of 23 water systems that chronically fail to perform required bacteriological testing.
The water systems listed have had at least three major monitoring violations in a twelve month period. The Missouri DNR points out that failure to monitor is rare in the state – with approximately 2800 drinking water systems in the state, less than two percent of systems are in violation.
Monitoring drinking water can prevent bacterial illnesses by identifying problems before it’s too late. Corrective action can then be taken by those responsible for the system.
Often, simply notifying the public of violations can push a water system to begin regular testing.
The full list of drinking water systems that have had three or more major monitoring violations in a twelve month period is online at the Missouri DNR site.
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