Greywater - progress in CA
- California Graywater Law and SB1258 Information Center - http://www.oasisdesign.net/greywater/law/california/
Thanks to public alarm about current drought conditions in California,
and intervention from the governor's office, the new California gray
water standard could go into effect August 4th, 2009 right after the
California Building Standards Commission Meeting, six weeks from now,
instead of in 2011, the original proposed date. The Deparment of
Housing and Community Development, the authors of the new standard,
believe that it will likely pass.
The new rules allow a greywater system that consists of a washing
machine and/or one other fixture such as a shower to be installed
without a permit, if the system meets a short list of reasonable
This is the approach used successfully in the states of Arizona, New
Mexico, Texas, and soon Nevada, Montana, and Oregon. With this change,
California is regaining its leadership role for greywater reuse.
please see this website for much more information: http://www.oasisdesign.net/greywater/law/california/