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$500,000 Settlement in Tainted Water Case

December 14, 2010

Residents who sued the village of Crestwood over receiving tainted well water when they believed they were getting Lake Michigan water will get $500,000 as part of a settlement.The settlement, which was finalized Thursday, pertains only to water bills paid by current and former residents and village business owners. Other claims, such as wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, are still pending.The settlement establishes a $500,000 fund that will pay out claims, amounting to a partial refund of water bills dating from Jan. 1, 1985, to Sept. 1, 2007. Those dates reflect the time the village was found to have tapped the contaminated well.

via Crestwood residents to get $500,000 in tainted water case – Chicago Sun-Times.

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