Village of Hoosick Falls leaders unanimously passed a resolution to help deal with the cost of the PFOA water crisis.
The village will accept around $330,000 from Saint Gobain and Honeywell, the two companies blamed for the dangerous contamination issue.
Mayor Rob Allen clarified that the agreement is not a settlement, but a reimbursment for certain costs, including direct expenses and engineering charges.
"It was really essential to make sure everyone knew that this did not come with any strings attached," Allen said. "The money [is] specific to these bills, and we still reserve all of our rights, and we're still going to pursue this until the end."
Attorney David Engel cited a number of recent resolutions in similar major contamination cases across the U.S.