BOONSBORO - The town of Boonsboro on Tuesday received in the mail a $104,180 refund from the North Dakota company it sued over solar-powered waste water equipment.
The Town Council agreed on June 7, 2000, to purchase the Pond Doctor waste water treatment system for $104,180.
The town says the equipment did not work and cost the municipality money in fines.
The town first asked for a refund in September 2001.
In February, the town filed suit against the company in Washington County Circuit Court alleging breach of warranty and asking for reimbursement for the purchase price. The warranty agreement prevents the town from asking for additional money such as that paid out in fines.
An April 22 court judgment ordered payment of the money.
"The town is pleased the judgment has been satisfied," Town Attorney William Wantz said.
During Monday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said he had received a letter from Pond Doctor President Wayne Ruzicka on May 30 saying the money would arrive within one week.