I did a HI the other day on a foreclosed manufactured home out in the sticks of western pa. Now this double-wide is on a foundation and my client wanted a private well test and septic dye…so I wanted to get that started as soon as I arrived I began looking for the well or water source.
I looked around the home and there was no signs of a well…there was also no signs of a pressure tank or well inside or outside the house ANYWHERE. Nowhere to be found. It was not on a public tap either…we called the township and public water was nowhere near.
Now the water was off in the home…in had not been lived in in “some time” says the Realtor. Now there were no main valves anywhere to turn water on or off… on a last ditch effort I flipped the breaker on the water heater and I began hearing water filling it up and there would be a tiny bit of water at the taps. Even after water filled for 1/2 hour there was no pressure at fixtures…just trickled.
Beneath the home the main water line to the home went straight into the ground…there was no power or pump run to this hole in the ground. Just a 1/2 plastic pvc line. The hole was filled up with mudd and a complete mess. It was extremely mudding beneath the vapor barrier and it seems as if there is a subsurface water problem beneath the home. But no valves anywhere or a water main did not exist. The only things beneath the home where a few drainage lines…an ac line and the one pvc that went directly into the ground.
There is no pump on the property or well house or sistern tank… it’s not on a public water tap system…This is the craziest thing I’ve experienced…how can this house get water…?
I mean it had to have it at some time right…?