According to a Bloomberg News report, the City of Rome has reached a settlement with over 50 chemical and carpet companies in the amount of $100 million.

The settlement comes after local waterways was polluted by the companies.  The trial was scheduled to begin next week in Floyd County.

The city sought to recoup the cost that the city and water department paid to remove PFAS and PFOAS from drinking water.

The City is planning on using the funds to build a new reverse osmosis filtration plant to remove chemicals from drinking water.

Until the deal is finalized Rome water customers will continue to pay an increased rate to pay for the filtration system.