MOSCOW - 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 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 waste water 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 waste water and drinking water requirements.

That lawsuit is pending.

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