Bill AB-2282 & New Building Standards for Recycled Water
Already a state with water shortages, California continues to feel the harmful effects of a terrible drought. Crops are failing, streams are running dry and many municipalities are just simply running out of drinking water. This is why AB 2282 is so important to Californians. The Bill was introduced in early 2014 by California Assemblyman Mick Gatto with the intent of requiring the state to adopt building standards for recycled water within new commercial and residential buildings. Earlier in the spring the Bill moved closer to implementation as the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee passed AB 2282 by a vote of 7-0. Recently, on September 26th, 2014, the Bill was approved by the governor and filed with the Secretary of State.
Although legislation cannot make it rain in California, the legislation offers relief on the water supply by requiring California to adopt mandatory building standards for recycled water in newly constructed residential and commercial buildings. By doing so, new commercial and residential buildings in California will manage water much more efficiently than ever before with the help of 21st-century water-reuse technology solutions. The bill protects the welfare of occupants of homes and businesses by requiring the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Building Standards Commission to propose the adoption of certain standards for recycled-water infrastructure and determine which of these solutions will provide the greatest cost-savings for the public. Once standards are adopted, local jurisdictions that meet specified conditions will be required to adopt these standards for all new construction.
To learn more about the Bill, visit the California Legislative Information Portal or contact us at 1-844-GREYTER