SACRAMENTO >> Three bills focused on saving water passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Tuesday.
Senate Bill 7, authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, requires the installation of submeters in new multifamily residential buildings, encouraging responsible water consumption and conservation by providing residents accurate information about the volume and cost of their water usage.
“California’s water supply is under intense pressure from climate change, increasing population and development,” Wolk said. “Given the extent of the drought and the need for greater water conservation in California, all of the state’s residents should be armed with the knowledge of how much water they are using in order for them to take steps to reduce their usage.”
SB 7’s supporters include the Sierra Club California & Western Center on Law & Poverty.