PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — An environmental advocacy group says New Jersey ranked fourth of all the states in the number of people served by water systems that had some type of violation in 2015.

A report released Tuesday by the National Resources Defense Council indicates most violations in New Jersey and elsewhere were related to missed monitoring deadlines instead of health violations.

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State water quality officials say the database itself has many flaws, and a violation notice doesn’t mean that quality sampling didn’t take place.

The NRDC compiled the report through data released by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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