AB 1463, as introduced, Gatto. Onsite recycled water.
Existing law requires the State Water Resources Control Board to establish uniform statewide recycling criteria for each varying type of use of recycled water where the use involves the protection of public health.
This bill would require the state board, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health, the California Building Standards Commission, and stakeholders, to establish water quality standards and distribution, monitoring, and reporting requirements for onsite water recycling systems prior to authorizing the use of onsite recycled water in internal plumbing of residential and commercial buildings.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Article 8 (commencing with Section 13558) is
2added to Chapter 7 of Division 7 of the Water Code, to read:
For the purpose of this article, “onsite recycled water”
4means water, including graywater, rainwater, and other water
5captured onsite, that has been sourced, treated, and used onsite in
6a building in a manner that is protective of public health, safety,
7and the environment. “Onsite recycled water” does not include
8any water from a toilet, sewer, or onsite wastewater treatment
9system or septic tank unless the state board has established
10additional standards, monitoring, and reporting requirements for
11that water necessary to protect public health, safety, and the
The state board, in consultation with the State
14Department of Public Health, the California Building Standards
15Commission, and stakeholders, shall establish water quality
16standards and distribution, monitoring, and reporting requirements
17for onsite water recycling systems prior to authorizing the use of
18onsite recycled water in internal plumbing of residential and