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onsite water reuse study

The City of Sacramento is studying the possibility of requiring certain types of new commercial, non-residential construction to be “pre-plumbed” to allow for the future installation of systems that re-use water onsite.

The results of the study will be used to inform a potential new plumbing ordinance that could go into effect by Jan. 1, 2023.

In June 2021, staff were directed by City Council to evaluate opportunities for expanded water conservation standards for buildings. The efforts are part of a Climate Implementation Work Plan adopted in 2021 that describes actions the City can take to increase resilience to climate change, including re-using water from buildings for purposes other than drinking.

The City departments of Community Development and Utilities are collaborating on the study, which began in February 2022.

 

Resources:

Climate Implementation Work Plan

New Building Electrification Ordinance

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