California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 307


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis

February 12, 2015


An act relating to water.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 307, as introduced, Mathis. Graywater: groundwater recharge.

Existing law requires the Department of Water Resources, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health and the Center for Irrigation Technology at California State University, Fresno, to adopt standards for the installation of graywater systems. Existing law requires the California Building Standards Commission, as a part of the next triennial edition of the California Building Standards Code adopted after January 1, 2011, to adopt building standards for the construction, installation, and alteration of graywater systems for indoor and outdoor uses in nonresidential occupancies, in accordance with prescribed requirements. Existing law terminates the authority of the Department of Water Resources to adopt standards for graywater systems upon the approval or adoption of certain standards by the commission.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to explicitly permit the usage of residential, commercial, and industrial graywater for the recharge of a groundwater basin or aquifer.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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SECTION 1.  

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact
2legislation to explicitly permit the usage of residential, commercial,
3and industrial graywater for the recharge of a groundwater basin
4or aquifer.



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