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Promoting the use of greywater in urban buildings (Farrell, Pollet, Peterson)

Requires the state building code council, by no later than the first building code update after January 1, 2020, to adopt rules to require all new buildings constructed in certain cities to reuse greywater in a manner consistent with the standards, procedures, and guidelines adopted by the department of health.
Requires the department of health to update the adopted standards, procedures, and guidelines to allow for the reuse of greywater for water use needs of a building, including heating and cooling and the flushing of toilets.

SUBSTITUTE BILL COMPARED TO ORIGINAL BILL: The substitute bill expands the ability to reuse greywater to buildings in all cities, instead of limiting the authorization to cities with a population over 95,000. In addition, the requirement that urban buildings reuse greywater is removed, and is now optional. The DOH must update its standards, procedures, and guidelines to authorize indoor greywater reuse by January 1, 2018. The requirement that the SBCC adopt rules is removed. The DOH is required to consult with the SBCC when updating its standards, procedures, and guidelines addressing specific requirements associated with the implementation of greywater reuse.

Hearing Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -- 1:30 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1213&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)