Contact 5 Investigators uncover growing threat to drinking water in South Florida

State Inspector: 'Contamination is going to rise"

West Palm Beach, Fla. - For tens of thousands of people in South Florida, there's a growing threat to the quality of their drinking water. 

It's a threat you probably don't even know about.  You probably also don't know you're paying extra money every time you fill up at the pump to minimize the threat.

But Contact 5 Investigator Dan Krauth discovered you may not be getting what you're paying for.

Anna Elkins and her family cook with their water, water the lawn it, even brush their teeth with. 

"It kind of has a metal smell to it," Anna said as she turned on her faucet.

But she had no idea an underground gas spill a block away could've threatened the quality of her well water.

"I'm shocked because I think I need to know, I think it's my right to know," she said.

And she's not alone.  Florida has more fuel cleanup sites than any other state in the country.

The Contact 5 Investigators discovered new changes to the state's inspection program that could pose new threats to your drinking water.

"Contamination is going to go on the rise," one inspector told the Contact 5 Investigators.

We'll have the results of our Contact 5 Investigation Wednesday night on NewsChannel 5 at 11.

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