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ENERGY PLUS WATER

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Require dual drainage plumbing and/or dual water supply plumbing in residential dwellings

Require dual drainage plumbing to enable graywater diversion into a future graywater irrigation system. Require dual water supply plumbing for future use of recycled water, rainwater, or treated graywater for toilet flushing.

  • Enabling measures are forward-looking
  • Cost at new construction significantly less than retrofit
  • Saving water also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Potential to improve reliability of local water supplies
  • Potential to reduce impact on downstream wastewater treatment facilities
  • Preparation for drought years
  • No statutory requirement for cost-effectiveness study or CEC approval
  • No direct water savings associated with enabling measures

Require onsite non-potable water reuse in nonresidential new development

  • Saving water also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improves reliability of local water supplies
  • Reduces impact on downstream wastewater treatment facilities
  • Preparation for drought years
  • No statutory requirement for cost-effectiveness study or CEC approval
  • Increased cost of new construction and building maintenance
  • Requires ongoing internal jurisdiction resources

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Require irrigation with recycled water for common landscaping in single-family developments

Enable connecting common landscaping irrigation system to the source of recycled water once recycled water supply is available within 200 feet of the property line.

  • Enabling measures are forward-looking
  • Cost at new construction significantly less than retrofit
  • Saving water also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Potential to improve reliability of local water supplies
  • No direct water savings associated with enabling measures
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Require water neutral development

When new development is projected to exceed historical water use of a parcel, require the developer to offset new water demand by paying for installation of water efficient fixtures and fittings at existing properties elsewhere within the city.

  • Saving water also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Preparation for drought years
  • Accommodates population growth without putting more strain on water supplies
  • No statutory requirement for cost-effectiveness study or CEC approval
  • Increased cost of new construction

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Require BAWSCA MWELO version

Require 2015 Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) that applies to more landscapes than 2015 Department of Water Resources (DWR) MWELO and requires covers for new pools and spas.

  • Saving water also saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Preparation for drought years
  • No statutory requirement for cost-effectiveness study or CEC approval
  • Requires ongoing internal jurisdiction resources

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