FHA Testing

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and /or the Veteran Housing Administration (VHA)

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and /or the Veteran Housing Administration (VHA) require that drinking and well water be tested and or inspected: if mandated by state or local jurisdiction; if there is knowledge that well water may be contaminated; when the water supply relies upon a water purification system due to presence of contaminants; or when there is evidence of:

  • Corrosion of pipes (plumbing)drinking_water
  • Areas of intensive agriculture within ¼ mile
  • Coal mining or gas drilling operations within ¼ mile
  • Dump, junkyard, landfill, factory, gas station, or dry cleaning operation within ¼ mile
  • Unusually objectionable taste, smell or appearance of well water

Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA sets standards for approximately 90 contaminants in drinking water. For each of these contaminants, EPA sets a legal limit, called a maximum contaminant level, or requires a certain treatment. Water suppliers must meet these standards.

For more information on Drinking Water Maximum Contaminant Levels please visit the EPA website at:

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/contaminants/index.html/