Hannibal water customers only have a couple more weeks to submit a claim regarding the class-action lawsuit. Although the Hannibal Board of Public Works and the City of Hannibal deny the allegations, they have agreed to pay a combined total of over $500,000 to settle alleged water quality violations.

Four Hannibal residents filed the suit in 2016. It claims disinfectant byproducts in the city’s water exceeded DNR limits for several years, exposing consumers to potential harm. The settlement fund does NOT mean customers will automatically receive money back. The fund is earmarked for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical expenses regarding certain blood and urine cytology tests to detect cancer.

Customers who consumed Hannibal water for a minimum of three years between September, 2011 and February, 2016 must submit a claim form by October 23. More information and the claim form are available at https://www.hannibalbpw.org/

The settlement also calls for the four class representatives to receive $4000 each. Class counsel is to receive $309,000 in attorney’s fees, plus any remaining amount in the Medical-Monitoring Fund after all claims are processed.

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