- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (AP) - State health officials have lifted a boil water order for Fairmount residents.

Officials from the southeastern North Dakota community say the state Department of Health tested five water samples from two wells that are being used for residents and deemed the water safe to drink.

Water restrictions were put in place after a late-Tuesday thunderstorm with strong winds heavily damaged the water tower. The top of the tower was blown to one side. Mayor John Nelk tells KFGO radio that it can be fixed but repairs will take time.

While the work is being done, residents will be getting water pumped directly from the town’s wells. The pressure will be low and residents will have to limit usage.

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