Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday that would make it easier for those who live near Superfund-designated sites to sue over water contamination.

The measure was approved in the GOP-led Senate in the final days of the legislative session in the wake of a drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls.

The new law will also impact those who live in Petersburgh, where a separate chemical contamination in drinking water has been found.

Cuomo’s approval of the bill is good news for Republican Sen. Kathy Marchione, the lawmaker who represents the area in the chamber.

Marchione had been under pressure from Hoosick Falls residents to push for a Senate hearing on the contamination issue. Ultimately, Republicans announced a public hearing in the village next month.

Assembly Democrats have scheduled hearings for September on water quality issues in New York, to be held in Albany and on Long Island.

“This new state law means residents in Hoosick Falls, Petersburgh and elsewhere will now receive more time to have their day in court and fully pursue civil justice,” Marchione said in a statement. “I am thankful for the support our bill has received and that it will become law.”

Democratic Assemblyman John McDonald, who backed the measure in his house, called the approval a bipartisan victory.

“The far-reaching impact of this legislation will bring fair and resolute legal recourses to members of the Hoosick Falls community and to New Yorkers across the state that have suffered or may suffer from undetected toxins in their water supply,” he said.

Cuomo’s approval of the bill, which removes the statute of limitations for lawsuits to be filed in water contamination sites, comes as a Republican-led oversight committee in the House of Representatives is investigating the federal and state response to the issue.

Cuomo’s office sought and received a deadline extension for turning over documents related to the contamination.

The bill’s approval was also cheered by environmental organizations.

“The signing of this bill into law is not only a huge moral and legal victory for Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh residents, but an important step in holding polluters accountable,” said Liz Moran of the Environmental Advocates of New York. “For too long, when crises like this occurred, residents were left reeling from the public health and economic consequences, while those responsible were allowed to slink away.”