Promotes use of recycled water for state and county facilities using potable water irrigation systems. (CD1)
TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO RECYCLED WATER.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
"§342D- Recycled water use. All state and county facilities using potable water irrigation systems may connect to available recycled water service."
SECTION 2. Section 342D—l, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new definition to be appropriately inserted and to read as follows:
""Available recycled water service" means the existence of an operable recycled water distribution main within one hundred feet of the property line."
SECTION 3. Section 342D-54, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) The director may make grants to any county or state agency for the construction of necessary wastewater treatment works and for other projects intended for [
wastewater reclamation] recycled water or waste management by other than conventional means to prevent or to control the discharge of untreated or inadequately treated sewage or other waste into any state waters."
SECTION 4. Section 342D-55, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) The director may require the owner or operator of any effluent source, works, system, or plant; any discharger of effluent; the applicant for written authorization under this chapter for such sources or facilities; or any person engaged in management practices to:
(1) Establish and maintain records;
(2) Make reports and plans that shall cover existing situations and proposed additions, modifications, and alterations;
(3) Install, use, and maintain monitoring equipment or methods;
(4) Sample effluent, state waters, [
and] sewage sludge[ ;], and recycled water; and
(5) Provide such other information as the department may require."
SECTION 5. Section 342D-81, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
§342D-81[ ]] Declaration of policy. The State's policy is to promote water pollution prevention and control, including the use of recycled water, by financing county and state agency eligible projects consistent with applicable federal and state laws. The State intends such financing to occur through a revolving fund loan program that makes loans to counties and state agencies at or below market rates and a leveraging program that uses revenue bonds and revolving fund loan programs together in a coordinated manner that does not cause the state debt ceiling to be exceeded."
SECTION 6. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 7. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.