The city of Kingston wrote a check to Roane County for $106,162.74 last week.
The money was a refund for overcharges on the county jail’s water bills.
“We ended up billing them for water that we didn’t sell them because the meter was giving us an inaccurate reading,” Kingston City Manager Jim Pinkerton said.
Roane County Executive Ron Woody said Kingston Mayor Troy Beets brought him the check on Feb. 4.
“It’s a lot of money for a city to turn over at one time,” Woody said.