During inclement weather periods (snow and ice conditions), dye testing procedures will be halted due to frozen ground conditions. In lieu of a dye test being performed during this period, an Inclement Weather Agreement (ensuring that a dye test will be performed once weather permits) must be signed by both sellers and buyers, notarized and submitted with a $1,000 check payable to the Borough of Fox Chapel. (The Borough holds the escrow amount.) Dye testing generally resumes in late March or April depending on weather conditions. Homeowners and buyers are encouraged to enter into a separate agreement regarding any additional costs associated with repairing the sewer lateral if the dye test fails.