Bill Summaries: S163 RECLAIMED WATER AS A SOURCE WATER. (NEW)

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  • Summary date: Aug 14 2014 - More information

    AN ACT TO DESIGNATE RECLAIMED WATER AS A SOURCE WATER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. Enacted August 6, 2014. Effective August 6, 2014.

     

  • Summary date: Jul 31 2014 - More information

    The new conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition. 

    Amends GS 143-350 to add the termpretreatment mixing basin, meaning a basin created from lands that do not include waters of the state and in which raw water is mixed with reclaimed water before it is treated to the standards to make it suitable for potable water supply.

    Amends GS 143-355.5 to amend the conditions that must be met in order for a local water supply system to combine reclaimed water with other raw water sources before treatment to replace the term "impoundment" with "pretreatment mixing basin." Adds to those conditions that any discharge into the waters of the state must be pursuant to a permit issued under GS 143-215.1. Amends (b) to provide that the standards adopted concerning standards for reclaimed water systems that are adequate to prevent direct distribution of reclaimed water as potable water must not prohibit the combining of reclaimed water with other raw water sources before treatment.

    Deletes the provision requiring the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in consultation with the Environmental Management Commission, to study the effects of chemicals of emerging concerns in wastewater effluent from municipal and privately operated wastewater treatment plants and in source water supplies. 


  • Summary date: Jul 24 2014 - More information

    The conference report makes the following changes to the 4th edition. 

    Amends GS 143-350 to add the term pretreatment mixing basin, meaning a basin created from lands that do not include waters of the state and in which raw water is mixed with reclaimed water before it is treated to the standards to make it suitable for potable water supply.

    Amends GS 143-355.5 to amend the conditions that must be met in order for a local water supply system to combine reclaimed water with the source water treated to provide potable water supply to replace the term "impoundment" with "pretreatment mixing basin." Adds to those conditions that any discharge into the waters of the state must be pursuant to a permit issued under GS 143-215.1.

    Deletes the provision requiring the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in consultation with the Environmental Management Commission, to study the effects of chemicals of emerging concerns in wastewater effluent from municipal and privately operated wastewater treatment plants and in source water supplies. 


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2014 - More information

    House committee substitute deletes all the provisions of the 2nd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO DESIGNATE RECLAIMED WATER AS A SOURCE WATER UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

    Enacts a new subsection (a2) to GS 143-355.5 declaring that the General Assembly finds that reclaimed water systems permitted and operated under GS 143-215.1(d2) in an approved wastewater reuse program can provide water to supplement the water supply source for potable (safe to drink or drinkable) water in a way that is environmentally acceptable and protective of public health. Provides that regardless of any other provision of law, if all of a list of 11 specified conditions are satisfied, a local water supply system may combine reclaimed water with the source water treated to provide a potable water supply.

    Amends GS 143-355.5(b)(3) to provide that standards adopted under this subdivision do not prohibit the direct distribution of reclaimed water as potable water under new subsection (a2) of this section.

    Directs the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in consultation with the Environmental Management Commission, to study the effects of chemicals in wastewater effluent (liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea) from municipal and privately operated wastewater treatment plants and in source water supplies. Specifies that the report is to provide guidance on future state actions relating to monitoring and mitigating the impacts of chemicals of emerging concern, such as pharmaceuticals and personal care products, flame retardants, and PFCs on source waters and surface waters in order to protect human health and aquatic life.


  • Summary date: Jun 19 2014 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition:

    Amends GS 143-355.5 (water reuse; policy; rule making), correcting statutory references. 


  • Summary date: Jun 18 2014 - More information

    The House committee substitute to the 2nd edition is to be summarized.


  • Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Makes technical and reorgnizational changes.

     


  • Summary date: Mar 4 2013 - More information

    Enacts new GS 143-350.1, setting out seven principles that constitute the state's water resources policy, which shall govern administrative and judicial determinations regarding water use in the state and any political subdivision. These relate to the protection of water resources, the use of both regulatory and voluntary programs, the encouragement of conservation and efficiency, increased storage capacity and reuse, recognition of the roles of landowners, and preservation of landowner water rights. Amends GS 143-215.22 to prohibit the state or a political subdivision from limiting a landowner's withdrawal and use of water, except as provided in Articles 21 and 38 of GS Chapter 143, Part 4 of Article 7 of GS Chapter 143B, and Article 10 of GS Chapter 130A, when the water is from (1) an impoundment constructed by or owned by the landowner; (2) wells constructed on the landowner's property; or (3) other natural sources of water on the landowner's property, such as captured stormwater, springs, and artesian wells. Amends GS 143-355.3, which deals with water shortage emergency powers, to provide that nothing in the section shall limit a landowner from withdrawing water from the sources listed above for use in agricultural activities (as defined in GS 106-581.1).


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