Amendments to the SFPUC Rules for Water Efficient Irrigation
On May 25, 2010 the Commission adopted Section F of the Rules for Water Service Customers, which added regulations for the installation and maintenance of landscapes and irrigation systems, and established limits on water use in irrigated landscapes in San Francisco. The Rules were adopted to comply with the state Water Conservation in Landscaping Act (Assembly Bill 1881).
On November 23, 2010, the Board of Supervisors approved the Water Efficient Irrigation Ordinance. The Ordinance provides a framework for enforcing efficient landscape irrigation requirements while the SFPUC Rules reflect the Commission's authority to regulate the administrative and substantive conditions of providing water service to its customers. Together, the Ordinance and Rules meet the requirements of state Water Conservation in Landscaping Act.
Amendments are proposed to Section F of the Rules for clarity of compliance and implementation. Amendments to the Rules include clarification to definitions, addition of the term landscape documentation deadline, refinement of recycled water compliance, and clarification of the Rules for retail customers outside the City and County of San Francisco.
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