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Welcome and thank you for your question. I will be the professional that will be assisting you. Where in Pennsylvania is your property located.
DEP gets their authority under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.
This may be a code requirement?
Richland Township, Cambria County, I believe that the sewer authority is requiring more than the Dep Mandate requires.
I will check local codes.
There may be a local ordinance enacted but I still question the authority using that to test and possibly modify piping that is in my residence (beneath the foundation)
Each governing body has the power and authority to subscribe their own laws and codes. This is granted under the police powers in each state. This test appears to be common practice throughout the state. I think this case this is an international building code standard. Is this a test that could cause damage to your property?
Just the pressure test would cost several hundred dollars, and if it does not pass the work to replace the pipes beneath my basement would cause damage to the basement floor and several thousand dollars to replace pipes and the destroyed concrete floor and flooring, (the basement is fully finished)
Thanks for your help, it gives me an avenue to pursue that I didn'nt know about before.
Best of luck. Let me know what happens.