California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 308


Introduced by Assembly Member Mathis

February 12, 2015


An act relating to water.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 308, as introduced, Mathis. Graywater: agricultural use.

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 incorporated and unincorporated communities to sell graywater for agricultural purposes and agriculture to use graywater for agricultural purposes.

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 incorporated and unincorporated
3communities to sell graywater for agricultural purposes and
4agriculture to use graywater for agricultural purposes.



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