My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: PA
Hello, I live in a multi-unit residential rental. We had a huge rain storm the other day and ever since, the well water has been running a brownish-yellow from all faucets and in the toilet. Happens on both hot and cold so Iím feeling sure itís some kind of issue with the well.
I took a photo of the yellowish water in the sink. I have also filled 1/4 of a gallon jug with it for testing.
My question, how should I proceed with landlord? I want the water tested and the problem identified. Can I request a test, at their expense? Can I test the well water on my own and at my expense, and further, if the water is contaminated with bacteria, can I use my test results as the basis of any action against landlord for breach of habitability? I sent the landlord a text message with a photo of the yellow water collected in the sink basin.
Is it a breach of contract to ask the other tenants if they are having the water problem?
Iím hoping this is a simple fix, but I cannot live somewhere with questionable water?