Update on CA greywater code
Thank you to everyone who wrote in about the CA greywater code update!
HCD received hundreds of letters and it made a big difference.
This is a brief update from the March 7th meeting in Sacramento and next steps for people to take.
HCD has said they are committed to maintaining the content of the current greywater code, Chapter 16A. They will be editing the proposed Chapter 16 to achieve that goal.
The UPC code that California is starting with just changed the rainwater section, moving it from Chapter 16 to Chapter 17. We are unclear how this will affect the draft of Chapter 16. We have not seen an updated draft to comment on, so our comments still include the rainwater section.
There is a short time to send in detailed comments about the code. Unless you work with greywater professionally, we don't think you need to comment on the details of the draft code at this time. Once the new draft comes out it will be very important to comment- we will keep you posted!
Comments on this draft due March 15th
Here are comments that Laura Allen wrote, feel free to download and use them as a starting point for your own comments.
Below is a copy of the letter sent out to stakeholders from HCD below. If you would like to be included other emails contact HCD.
Letter sent out to stakeholders from HCD below.
To: Stakeholders and Interested Parties
Thank you to all who were able to attend HCD’s focus group meeting held on Wednesday, March 7th, regarding gray water.
Anyone interested in providing comments related to the residential proposal, including those who were unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting, please forward to Shawn Huff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to the Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Codes and Standards, P.O. Box 1407, Sacramento, CA 95811, ATTN: Shawn Huff, on or before March 15, 2012.
Toward the end of the March 7th meeting, we learned that there has been a change in the most recent printing of the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code. The rainwater provisions, previously located in Chapter 16, have been moved to Chapter 17. We have not yet fully evaluated the net effect of this change, but will keep you apprised as we move forward.
At this stage, we are unsure if an additional focus group meeting will be scheduled. A decision will be made as HCD staff review the comments and evaluate the Chapter 16/17 changes in the Uniform Plumbing Code.
In the event another meeting is scheduled, we will try to give as much advance notice as possible to allow for your review and attendance.
We sincerely appreciate your continued participation in HCD’s rulemaking process.
Department of Housing and Community Development
Division of Codes and Standards
1800 3rd Street, Room 260-33
Sacramento, CA 95811-6944