Supervisor David Chiu Is Thirsty for Water-Saving Law

Supervisor David Chiu is really trying to make it easier for developers to install new on-site water treatment systems on properties with new legislation he plans on introducing today.

The legislation would help developers, builders, and contractors cut right through the dreaded red tape, paperwork, and headaches they face at City Hall when trying to get permits for water-saving devices, said San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Assistant General Manager Steve Ritchie.

The ordinance proposes to lay out a very clear path

with the SFPUC, the Department of Public Health, and

Department of Building Inspection, to make it as easy as

possible, at least bureaucratically, for the developer to get

approval for using alternative water supplies, Ritchie explained.

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