Lenders could be responsible for water quality issues affecting borrowers and properties if the Federal Housing Administration follows through with its response to an inspector general's report.

"Single-family will leverage its strong training program for both lenders and appraisers to ensure the topic of safe and potable water is given appropriate attention in FHA-related lender and appraiser training," said Gisele Roget, deputy assistant secretary for single-family housing, in a written response to the Office of Inspector General's report.

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