THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

93

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to reuse zones.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that water is a vital natural resource used to support the people of Hawaii. As water resources across the State are finite, alternatives such as recycled water may provide economic benefits and protection of public health while reducing the reliance on injection wells for the disposal of wastewater effluent. The use of R-1 water may also encourage the use of recycled water for certain activities such as construction and irrigation.

Therefore, the purpose of this Act is to require nonpotable water users or developers within certain distances from a wastewater treatment plant to use R-1 water for nonpotable water usage.

SECTION 2. Chapter 342D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part IV to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"342D-   Reuse zones; nonpotable water; distance required. Any nonpotable water users or developers within     miles of a wastewater treatment plant shall utilize R-1 water for nonpotable water usage."

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2023-2024 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2024-2025 for the enforcement of R-1 water usage in areas within     miles of wastewater treatment plants.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of land and natural resources for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $           or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2023-2024 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2024-2025 for     full-time (    FTE) positions within the commission on water resource management for the purposes of this Act.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of land and natural resources for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 5. New statutory material is underscored.

 

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2023.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Reuse Zones; Recycled Water; R-1 Water; Distance; Commission on Water Resource Management; Appropriation

 

Description:

Requires nonpotable water users and developers within a certain distance of wastewater treatment plants to use R-1 water. Appropriates funds.

 

 

 

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