Arizona ranks ninth on NRDC report for water violations

Posted at 5:58 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 10:08:53-04

A new report shows that Arizona's water may not be as safe as we think it is.

According to the National Resources Defense Council, Arizona had more than 2,300 violations, which impact a third of our population's drinking water.

Search the map below to see information for each of Arizona's counties.

Arizona ranked ninth among the 12 states with the most offenses. Disinfectants, lead and even arsenic were among the contaminants listed in the report.

Tempe and Apache Junction were among the violators, with San Tan Valley coming in as the top offender.

Just last week, parents were testing their children for poisoning after high nitrates were found in Johnson Utilities water for the second time in five months.