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AB-1434 Urban water use objectives: indoor residential water use.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 10609.4 of the Water Code is amended to read:

10609.4.
 (a) (1) Beginning  Until  January 1, 2023, and until January 1,  2025, the standard for indoor residential water use shall be 55 48  gallons per capita daily.
(2) (b)  Beginning January 1, 2025, and until January 1, 2030, the standard for indoor residential water use shall be the greater of 52.5  44  gallons per capita daily or a standard recommended pursuant to subdivision (b). daily. 
(3) (c)  Beginning January 1, 2030, the standard for indoor residential water use shall be the greater of 50  40  gallons per capita daily or a standard recommended pursuant to subdivision (b). daily. 
(b) (1) The department, in coordination with the board, shall conduct necessary studies and investigations and may jointly recommend to the Legislature a standard for indoor residential water use that more appropriately reflects best practices for indoor residential water use than the standard described in subdivision (a). A report on the results of the studies and investigations shall be made to the chairpersons of the relevant policy committees of each house of the Legislature by January 1, 2021, and shall include information necessary to support the recommended standard, if there is one. The studies and investigations shall also include an analysis of the benefits and impacts of how the changing standard for indoor residential water use will impact water and wastewater management, including potable water usage, wastewater, recycling and reuse systems, infrastructure, operations, and supplies.
(2) The studies, investigations, and report described in paragraph (1) shall include collaboration with, and input from, a broad group of stakeholders, including, but not limited to, environmental groups, experts in indoor plumbing, and water, wastewater, and recycled water agencies.