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Feds come knocking for home inspections

January 18, 2011
Bob Unruh
1/16/2011

Some citizens outraged, calling probe ‘illegal search and invasion’ of property

A sanitation district in Pennsylvania has notified homeowners that its representatives will be making personal visits to every structure served by its network of drainpipes because that’s what the federal Environmental Protection Agency is demanding.

The letter informs homeowners the inspections will probably take only about 15 minutes, but that all properties “will be considered a source of clear water discharges until an inspection can be conducted.”

The effort, according to officials at the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, is to prevent water from sources such as sump pumps or downspouts from being channeled into a water treatment process.

But homeowners are concerned about the mandatory government inspections of their properties.

“I do consider this the equivalent of illegal search and invasion of my home without just cause and [it] establishes a situation where I am guilty and must prove innocence,” one homeowner, who asked that his identity be withheld, told WND.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 19, 2011 5:47 pm

    IF A ENOUGH PEOPLE SAY THIS IS OVER STEPPING. ENOUGH WITH THE OVER REGULATION IN OUR LIVES. DO YOUR JOB PROTECT ARE BORDERS.

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