Can I rescind my offer on a house because the drinking water is contaminated?My purchase agreement says, "All earnest money shall be returned upon termination."The agreement states that the buyer has the right to inspect the plumbing system and environmental issues during the initial inspection (before the formal inspection takes place). Certainly water quality is part of the plumbing system and also an environmental issue. And I inspected the plumbing system and determined the water was unsafe to drink because it tasted awful, smelled awful and caused me to experience abdominal pains when I drank it.In my opinion, that gives me the right to terminate the agreement right now, but my real estate agent said water quality isn't covered by the house inspection, and therefore I'll have to forfeit my earnest money if I back out of the deal. What do you think?November 23 2013 - Arden00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.