SF Supe Clearing Path for Water Recycling - NBC Bay Area

SF Supe Clearing Path for Water Recycling

David Chiu's trying to keep water recycling flowing smoothly through the planning process.



    SF Supe Clearing Path for Water Recycling
    Water, (recycled) water everywhere...

    David Chiu wants to save the water -- the water that would otherwise be flushed away forever, that is.

    The San Francisco lawmaker and Board of Supervisors president is sponsoring legislation on behalf of water-recycling devices, according to SF Weekly.

    Apparently it's too difficult for developers to wade through the red tape and pump into the gray -- as in non-potable, non-drinkable but still toilet-ready water -- under the city's onerous rules and regulations, the newspaper reported.

    The legislation will guide a would-be water-recycling property developer wishing to build a recycling system in a new building through the multi-department permitting process, which can be a real drain.

    The city Public Utilities Comission, the Department of Public Health, and Department of Building Inspection all need to sign off on a recycling system, and the legislation aids just that approval, the newspaper reported.

    Now that's keeping it flowing. What else does Chiu have in the pipeline?