Tony Schillo, a resident at Rolling Hills Manufactured Home Park in Elbridge recently received a notice from the park that the water flowing from their taps has contained PFAS (forever chemicals) at a higher level than New York allows since at least 2021. Those chemicals have been linked to health problems including increased risk of kidney and testicular cancers, liver disease and reproductive damage. As a result, his family of four is dependent on bottled water for drinking and cooking. The empty jugs pile up in the shed. Buying water that way gets “crazy expensive,” Schillo said. When money’s tight, he skips buying the jugs and boils his tap water before using it. “These are unacceptable conditions,” Schillo says. Story by Hayleigh Colombo.