§ 709.

WATER CONSERVATION RETROFIT REQUIREMENTS

a.

On or before January 1, 2017, the department responsible for any City-owned facility’s operation and maintenance shall take all steps necessary to bring the facility into compliance with this Section.

b.

The department shall use San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (“SFPUC”) guidelines to determine which of the following provisions applies.

c.

Water Conservation Requirements for Water Closets (Toilets) and Urinals.

1.

This subsection applies to all City-owned facilities.

2.

City leaseholds are subject to the all the requirements of the Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance of Chapter 13A of the San Francisco Building Code, including provisions requiring the replacement of non-compliant water closets and urinals on or before January 1, 2017.

3.

The responsible department shall ensure that all water closets in City-owned facilities with a rated flush volume exceeding 1.6 gallons per flush and all urinals with a rated flush volume exceeding 1.0 gallon per flush are replaced with high-efficiency water closets that use no more than 1.28 gallons per flush and high-efficiency urinals that use no more than 0.5 gallons per flush, respectively.

4.

The responsible department shall replace the bowl and flushometer valve together in all City-owned facilities to meet high-efficiency standards for flushometer type water closets and urinals. The department shall replace the bowl and tank together to meet high-efficiency standards for tank type water closets.

5.

The department shall be responsible for the costs of compliance and for ensuring that all applicable contract documents for the replacement of water closets and urinals contain the above requirement.

6.

Installation of water closets and urinals:

A.

City departments purchasing water closets and urinals may only purchase high-efficiency water closets and urinals listed by the General Manager of the SFPUC.

B.

City departments shall confer with the General Manger and incorporate technical assistance and water conservation audit findings in project plans.

7.

City departments shall comply with inspection findings determined to be necessary by the General Manager of the SFPUC to ensure that all fixtures have been properly installed for buildings subject to the requirements in subsection (c)(3) where four or more high-efficiency water closets or urinals are replaced.

8.

Should the General Manager of the SFPUC determine that water closets and urinals that are more water-efficient than those specified in the foregoing sections exist. City departments shall install fixtures identified on a SFPUC list of other water-efficient water closets and urinals that City departments may use pursuant to Section 703(b).

d.

Water Conservation Requirements for Shower Heads.

1.

This subsection applies to all City-owned facilities.

2.

City leaseholds are subject to the Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance of Chapter 13A of the San Francisco Building Code, including provisions requiring the replacement of non-compliant showerheads on or before January 1, 2017.

3.

The department responsible for any City-owned facility’s operation and maintenance shall take all necessary steps to ensure that all showerheads in the facility having a maximum flow rate exceeding 2.5 gallons per minute are replaced with shower heads having a maximum flow rate, not to exceed 1.5 gallons per minute.

4.

The department shall be responsible for the costs of compliance and for ensuring that all applicable contract documents for the replacement of showerheads contain the above requirement.

5.

Should the General Manager of the SFPUC determine that shower heads that are more water efficient than those specified in the foregoing section exist, City departments shall install fixtures identified on a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission list of other water-efficient shower heads that City departments may use pursuant to Section 703(b).

e.

Water Conservation Requirements for Faucets and Faucet Aerators.

1.

This subsection applies to all City-owned facilities.

2.

City leaseholds are subject to requirements of the Commercial Water Conservation Ordinance of Chapter 13A of the San Francisco Building Code, including provisions requiring the replacement of non-compliant faucets and faucet aerators on or before January 1, 2017.

3.

The department responsible for any City-owned facility’s operation and maintenance shall take all necessary steps to ensure that all faucets and faucet aerators in the facility with a maximum flow rate exceeding 2.2 gallons per minute are replaced with fixtures having a maximum flow rate not to exceed 0.5 gallons per minute per appropriate site conditions.

4.

The department shall be responsible for the costs of compliance and for ensuring that all applicable contract documents for the replacement of faucet or faucet aerators containing the above requirement.

5.

Should the General Manager of the SFPUC determine that faucet aerators that are more water efficient than those specified in the foregoing section exist, City departments shall install fixtures identified on a SFPUC list of other water-efficient faucets or faucet aerators that City departments may use pursuant to Section 703(b).

History

(Added by Ord. 204-11, File No. 110854, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011)

(Former Sec. 709 added by Ord. 88-04, File No. 030679, App. 5/27/2004; renumbered as Sec. 704 and amended by Ord. 204-11, File No. 110854, App. 10/11/2011, Eff. 11/10/2011)

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