In Evansville, Ind., utilities director Allen Mounts said the city "was very pleased" to put its $374,000 take into the water department's general fund, which helps cover operation of the filtration plant that draws drinking water from the Ohio River.
As a provider of water in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, Rathbun Regional Water Association is mulling what to do with its check for just over $330,000, chief executive officer John Glenn said. The money could be used to replace the carbon filters that take atrazine out of the water the association draws from 11,000-acre Rathbun Lake.
"It's nice to have," Glenn said of the payout. "It's not going to make a big difference in our operation in any way. But we're happy to get it."
As part of the settlement, the plaintiffs' attorneys will share roughly $35 million in fees.
Pitt reported from Des Moines, Iowa. Associated Press writer Ken Kusmer contributed to this report from Indianapolis.
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