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AB-2056 Drinking water: point-of-use treatments.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 116552 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

116552.
 (a)  The State Water Resources Control Board  department  shall not issue a permit to a public water system or amend a valid existing permit to allow the use of point-of-use or point-of-entry  treatment unless the State Water Resources Control Board  department  determines, after conducting a public hearing in the community served by the public water system, that there is no substantial community opposition to the installation of the treatment devices. The  point-of-use treatment devices. Except as specified in subdivision (b), the  issuance of a permit pursuant to this section shall be limited to not more than three years or until funding for centralized treatment is available, whichever occurs first.
(b) For public water systems serving 20 or less residential connections, the department shall allow continued use of point-of-use treatment beyond the three year maximum specified in subdivision (a).
(c) If the department requires a demonstration of economic feasibility for public water systems serving 20 or less residential connections, the applicant may use available census tract data to demonstrate median household income.