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AB-1000 Water conservation: performance standards for water meters.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/30/2017 12:27 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1000


Introduced by Assembly Member Friedman

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 25402.14 to the Public Resources Code, relating to water conservation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1000, as amended, Friedman. Water conservation: certification. performance standards for water meters.
Existing law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to establish design and construction standards and energy and water conservation design standards that increase efficiency in the use of energy and water for new residential and new nonresidential buildings to reduce the wasteful, uneconomic, inefficient, or unnecessary consumption of energy. Existing law requires the commission to establish minimum levels of operating efficiency to promote the use of energy and water efficient appliances. The Water Measurement Law requires every water purveyor to require, as a condition of new water service, the installation of a water meter to measure water service. That law also requires urban water suppliers to install water meters on specified service connections, and to charge water users based on the actual volume of deliveries as measured by those water meters in accordance with a certain timetable.
This bill would authorize the commission to adopt regulations establishing performance standards for water meters installed in residential and nonresidential buildings, including water meters installed pursuant to the Water Measurement Law.

This bill would require the commission to certify innovative water conservation and water loss detection and control technologies that meet certain criteria.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 25402.14 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

25402.14.
 The commission may adopt regulations to establish performance standards for water meters installed in residential and nonresidential buildings, including water meters required to be installed pursuant to Article 3.5 (commencing with Section 525) of Chapter 8 of Division 1 of the Water Code.

SECTION 1.Section 25402.14 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:
25402.14.

The commission shall certify innovative water conservation and water loss detection and control technologies that meet both of the following criteria:

(a)The technology increases the energy efficiency of the system affected.

(b)The technology is cost effective.