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Jury awards Pella $788,000 for pool

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WATERLOO (KWWL)--- The city of Pella has been awarded $788,000 for improperly installed underwater lights at the pool where two Kansas City boys drowned.

A jury found Central Electric Co. breached its contract with the city when it failed to disclose it installed steel piping instead of the red brass agreed on.

The underwater lights were last used nearly six years ago. Pella sued the electric company after the fixtures rusted.

On July 14th, 14-year-old Gael Chrispin and 15-year-old Nehmson Sanon, drowned in the pool.

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