SHIRLEY -- A Horse Pond Road homeowner whose well did not pass a water test administered by a Nashoba Associated Boards of Health laboratory and whose ongoing issues with the well and septic system and the Shirley Board of Health landed him in court was given until June 10 to comply with a list of mandates and measures issued by the local health board, including that the well water must pass two separate tests to determine if it is safe.

According to health board member Donald Farrar, the recent test showed e-coli in Shawn Hillman's well water.

At the board's June 10 meeting, Hillman again argued his case, Farrar said, positing that a loose or separated pipe fittingº was to blame for the latest bad news, allowing contaminated ground water to enter the suction-type well at that point and that fixing the pipe should clear up the problem.

Having previously determined that Hillman would have to move out of the house if the compliance issues were not resolved by the court-set date of June 10, the board agreed to give him more time.

The well now must pass two more NABH lab tests, Farrar said. Otherwise, Hillman's only option might be to hook up to town water via a pipeline that passes his property.