Bill Text: TX HB2798 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the authority of a county to implement a pilot program to reuse wastewater at county facilities.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Vetoed) 2017-06-15 - Vetoed by the Governor [HB2798 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB2798-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 2798
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of a county to implement a pilot program
  to reuse wastewater at county facilities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 341, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 341.0391 to read as follows:
         Sec. 341.0391.  COUNTY PILOT PROGRAM FOR WASTEWATER REUSE.
  (a) This section applies only to a county with a population of more
  than 3.3 million. 
         (b)  A county may implement a pilot program to reuse any form
  of wastewater at a county facility for subsurface irrigation and
  toilet and urinal flushing. The program must require the wastewater
  to be treated at the facility before reuse. 
         (c)  The commission may adopt rules to ensure that a program
  implemented under this section does not create a nuisance and does
  not threaten human health or damage the quality of surface water and
  groundwater in this state.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2798 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2798 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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