HOOSICK FALLS, NY (NEWS10) – The village of Hoosick Falls is working with businesses effected by contaminated water.
Back in November, Hoosick Falls Plastic Company Saint Gobain announced water near the site tested positive for a chemical called PFOA.
The EPA said people shouldn’t drink or cook with the water. Bottled water has been made available for people to use but that’s not convenient for restaurants.
“Businesses were here and they seemed very satisfied. The cost for this will not fall on the individual businesses. Instead the cost of this will be covered by Saint Gobain as they are covering the alternative water source which is being distributed through tops here in the village”, said Hoosick Falls Mayor David Borge.
The permanent fix is expected to occur by October 2016. The Mayor said they’ve already begun work with engineers at the main water treatment plant.