Editor’s Note: This story incorrectly named the location of the new wells for the water system. The story has been updated with the correct location.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Construction will soon begin on an alternate water system in Hoosick Falls. According to Mayor Rob Allen, two new wells will be located about a mile south and upwind of the McCaffrey Street site/Superfund location. The mayor said the wells are almost complete. The McCaffrey Street location is where the PFOA contamination originated.

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the next phase of the project is to protect the new wells from flooding and damage by installing erosion control measures. Next, the mayor said water lines will be built to run north along Route 22 before being sent under the river to the Water Treatment Plant. Construction on the water line is expected to start in the spring of next year. Teams have been designing the system for quite a while according to the mayor. The new water system is expected to be up and running by the end of 2024.

A new plan to transition to the new wells was approved by the village board of trustees earlier this year. The mayor says that the Village’s environmental lawyer and engineers have been involved in the project every step of the way. They have been allowed to review various stages of the plan and make comments and provide insight. The system is being paid for by an agreement between the Village and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International. The two companies have taken all financial responsibility for the project.