FRYEBURG – A boil order for drinking water was lifted Tuesday, according to Fryeburg Water Co. general manager Hugh Hastings.

He said a pump on the well broke down Saturday forcing him to start a backup pump.

“We thought we had a leak and started a second pump and then we got water,” Hastings said. “But because there was low pressure, we had to put a boiling order in effect. The state requires it.”

He said the boil order had to be in place until the state tested the water.

Hastings gave a sample to a friend who lives in Portland and works in Augusta.

“He had the sample there at 8 o’clock Monday morning,” Hastings said. “You have to test it. Nobody wants to say the water is safe until its tested.”

Hastings said the water company also serves East Conway, N.H., which had water through the weekend, but at a reduced pressure.

He said he appreciated the fact that Poland Spring Bottling Co. donated two truck loads of water, one Saturday and one Sunday, to the town.

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