After a boil water order was lifted Feb. 8, people living in a Lake Echo trailer park are once again without potable water.

An electrical problem at the park's pumping station is responsible for the latest issues concerning water quality.

Nova Scotia Power was called in and a fuse was replaced around 2 p.m. on Thursday. Water was expected to come back on Thursday evening.

However, provincial regulations stipulate the trailer parks' owner must test the water 24 hours after it has been shut off before it can be deemed safe to drink.

Those results are expected early next week. Until then, more than 300 families in the Mountain View Trailer Park in Lake Echo are being asked not to drink their tap water without treating it first.

The people in the park were unable to drink the water straight from their taps for 14 months.

The legal fallout from that situation continues in a Dartmouth courtroom.

Residents said they were forced to boil and cool tap water before using it, or buy bottled water.

Tenant Bruce Baillie argued it was a violation of his lease and took his landlord, Killam Properties, to the residential tenancy board.

He won the case and was awarded $660.81

Killam appealed Baillie's case to the small claims court. It said it won a previous case in similar circumstances.

"They obviously have an immense amount of money to throw at this. They're looking to deflect any responsibility they have regarding this," said Baillie.

Killam's Michael Kabalen said in a January interview that Baillie's claim amounts to $2 a day and that is too much.

Using Nova Scotia Power's energy calculator, Kabalen said boiling water for 20 minutes a day only consumes $19 worth of energy in a year.

Tenant Andrew Straight said he is thinking about making a claim.

"It would hopefully help in my case, in our favor, in the community's favor," he said.

The company has already spent $300,000 on four new wells that were up and working Feb. 8

If each resident in the park received the same compensation as Baillie, it would cost Killam $230,000.

Bailie said Mountain View does have clean water now after, but he said he still hopes to keep the compensation.

Killam's lawyer, Lloyd Robbins, declined to comment.

Both sides will be back in small claims court Thursday night.