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HB17-1273

Real Estate Development Demonstrate Water Conservation

Concerning a requirement that an applicant for a real estate development permit demonstrate water conservation measures that will be implemented in the development.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

Current law's definition of a water supply that is 'adequate' for purposes of a local government's approval of a real estate development permit merely allows the inclusion of reasonable conservation measures and water demand management measures to account for hydrologic variability. The bill amends the definition to include reasonable conservation measures and water demand management measures to reduce water needs and account for hydrologic variability ( section 2 of the bill) and prohibits the local government from approving the permit application unless the applicant demonstrates that appropriate water conservation and demand management measures have been included in the water supply plan ( section 3 ).

Current law also requires an applicant for a real estate development permit to demonstrate to the local government issuing the permit:

  • The water conservation measures, if any, that may be implemented within the development; and
  • The water demand management measures, if any, that may be implemented to account for hydrologic variability.

Section 4 requires the applicant to demonstrate:

  • The water conservation measures that may be implemented within the development to reduce indoor and outdoor demand; and
  • The water demand management measures that may be implemented to account for hydrologic variability.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

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