HB 1902

84(R) - 2015
House Natural Resources
House Natural Resources
Natural Resources

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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Donna Howard


Jason Isaac
Eddie Lucio III
Paul Workman

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation and use of graywater and alternative onsite water.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

HB 1902, if passed, would make a number of marginal changes to the Water Code regarding grey water (section 341.039). Some of the more noteworthy changes which would be introduced by the bill are that grey water standards must allow for toilet and urinal flushing, the Commission must be permitted to inspect grey water facilities, and the new definition of “alternative onsite water”. Alternative onsite water would be defined as rainwater, air conditioning condensate, foundation drain water, storm water, cooling tower blowdown, pool backwash and drain water, reverse osmosis reject water, and any other source approved by the Commission.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 1902 is essentially a clerical bill which cleans up the code. We do appreciate the requirement that parties be guaranteed allowance to use grey water for certain waste tasks. As such, we support this bill on the grounds of maintaining property rights. 

Organizations Supporting

City of Austin
The Sierra Club