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SB-740 Onsite treated water.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Article 8 (commencing with Section 13558) is added to Chapter 7 of Division 7 of the Water Code, to read:

Article  8. Onsite Nonpotable Water Recycling
 (a) (1) On or before December 1, 2018, the state board, in consultation with other state agencies, including, but not limited to, the California Building Standards Commission, shall adopt regulations, consistent with federal and state law in effect on January 1, 2018, to provide comprehensive risk-based standards for local jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, a city, county, or special district, permitting programs for onsite recycling of water in multifamily residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings for nonpotable use. The regulations shall address at least all of the following:
(A) Types of water sources, including graywater, rainwater, stormwater, blackwater, condensate, and foundation drainage.
(B) Treatment requirements for each source or combination of sources.
(C) Performance-based log reduction targets for the treatment of pathogens, categorized by water source.
(D) Authorized end uses for treated water sources.
(E) Management and monitoring requirements.
(F) Permitting and reporting requirements.
(2) The regulations shall not address untreated graywater systems that are used exclusively for subsurface irrigation, which are regulated by Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 1601.0) of the California Plumbing Code (Part 5 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations).
(b) A local jurisdiction shall comply with the regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) if the local jurisdiction allows the onsite recycling of water and subsequent uses of that recycled water.