(WGEM) - More than 25 Tri-State towns are getting a big payday in a class action lawsuit settlement over drinking water.
The company Syngenta has been ordered to pay $105 million to communities across the U.S. to help reimburse the costs of removing a weed killer from their water systems.
The case was originally filed in Illinois in 2004, but expanded to other states in 2010.
About 37 million people live in the areas served by the claimants in this case with 1,085 cities and towns across America filing settlement claims.
Macomb City Administrator Dean Torreson says his city got $43,429 which will go into the water fund. Torreson says while the water tested positive for the chemical atrazine, at no time was the water unsafe to drink.
Below is a full list of communities getting a check as part of the settlement:
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