Barnstable Reaches Settlement with Barnstable

Scientist sampling creek's polluted water

A settlement has been reached between the town of Barnstable and Barnstable County in the town’s lawsuit over water contamination from chemicals used in firefighting foams at the County Fire and Rescue Training Academy.

The agreement calls for the county to pay the town nearly $3 million, spread out over a twenty year period, in the form of debt service on a Clean Water Trust Bond taken out by the town. That figure will top $3.5 million with interest over the two decades.

The money will reimburse the town of Barnstable for capital costs associated with the cleanup.

The training academy is near a well field that serves 18,000 residents and businesses in Hyannis, Hyannisport, and West Hyannisport.

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