Judge OKs water testing at mobile home park

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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A judge has ordered the owner of a northern Idaho mobile home park in Moscow to allow access to the park’s water systems for independent testing.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1mw03xE) that 2nd District Judge John R. Stegner late last week issued the order as part of a preliminary injunction.

The injunction requires park owner Magar E. Magar to maintain the park’s residential water and wastewater treatment systems in compliance with state law during a pending lawsuit.

About 150 residents are pursuing a class-action lawsuit against Magar, contending lack of maintenance has made the mobile home park unsafe.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality in February filed a lawsuit against Magar contending the mobile home park is violating wastewater and drinking water requirements.

That lawsuit is pending.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com

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