50 water systems have violated Missouri law

State officials said nearly 50 drinking water systems have violated Missouri law by failing to complete required water testing.

The state Department of Natural Resources on Thursday released a list of 49 drinking water systems that had at least three major water monitoring violations in a 12-month period.

The DNR said routine testing by a facility is an important part of maintaining a safe water supply. But the DNR said failing to test regularly does not mean the water is unsafe.

The state has 2,800 public drinking water systems. The 49 listed as violators represent about 1.8 percent of the total.

The list of violators is available on the DNR website