A new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli shows that the state needs to make progress on monitoring drinking water contaminants.
It all starts with local water departments notifying the public.
The reports found that of the 126 water violations that were sampled, 58 of them laced evidence of ever being reported to the public.
Six of those violations could have resulted in serious health effects.
New York has more than 9,000 public water systems, which 95 percent of New Yorkers receive their drinking water from.