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Reports find TVA owed $7.7 million

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority's Office of the Inspector General says the utility was overcharged by $4.1 million for pressure-washing services. The utility also was underpaid $3.6 million by Memphis Light, Gas and Water.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the OIG found the utility did not follow proper procedures in implementing a new expense management system in reports posted online this week.

TVA generally agreed with the OIG's recommendations, although it did not agree with all the findings.

TVA spokesman Scott Brooks said the utility will seek to recover the amount it was overbilled for pressure washing.

The OIG made 10 recommendations to Memphis Light, Gas and Water for correcting metering and other issues. The utility agreed to meet those recommendations and to pay TVA the amount owed.

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