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The terms used in this Article 12C have the meaning set forth below:
Alternate Water Source: a source of non-potable water that includes Graywater, on-site treated non-potable water, Rainwater, Blackwater, and any other source approved by the Director.
Alternate Water Source System: The system of facilities necessary for providing Non-potable Water for use in a Development Project, including but not limited to all collection, treatment, storage, and distribution facilities. Non-potable Water System shall have the same meaning.
Blackwater: wastewater containing bodily or other biological wastes, as from toilets, dishwashers, kitchen sinks, and utility sinks.
City: the City and County of San Francisco.
Development Project: Construction of new buildings. Development Projects are Large Development Projects and Small Development Projects. Development Project does not include rehabilitation of buildings constructed prior to the effective date of this Article 12C. Development Project does not include (1) any housing project funded or constructed pursuant to the HOPE SF Program sponsored and developed by the San Francisco Housing Authority and either the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development or the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure; (2) construction of a new building that will receive water service from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through no larger than a 5/8" domestic water meter or a 5/8" recycled water domestic meter, as determined in accordance with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s rules for water service; 3) for District projects located within the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map, construction of new buildings subject to a disposition and development agreement or similar contractual agreement approved before November 1, 2015, that includes in its applicable infrastructure plan the construction and operations of water treatment facilities within the project boundaries that would provide recycled water to the project; 4) for District projects located within the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map, construction of new buildings subject to a development agreement or similar contractual agreement, within a development phase or subphase, a street improvement plan, or a tentative map or vesting tentative map approved before November 1, 2015; or 5) for District projects located outside the boundaries of the Reclaimed Water Use Map, construction of new buildings subject to a development agreement or similar contractual agreement, within a development phase or subphase, a street improvement plan, or a tentative map or vesting tentative map approved before November 1, 2017.
Director: the Director of Health or any individual designated by the Director to act on his or her behalf.
District: a group of two or more parcels that share Alternate Water Sources.
District System: An Alternate Water Source System serving a District Development Project.
Foundation Drainage: nuisance groundwater that is extracted to maintain a building's or facility's structural integrity and would otherwise be discharged to the City's sewer system. Foundation Drainage does not include non-potable groundwater extracted for a beneficial use that is subject to City groundwater well regulations.
General Manager: the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, or any individual designated by the General Manager to act on his or her behalf.
Graywater: untreated wastewater that has not been contaminated by any toilet discharge, has not been affected by infectious, contaminated, or unhealthy bodily wastes, and does not present a threat from contamination by unhealthful processing, manufacturing, or operating wastes. "Graywater" includes, but is not limited to, wastewater from bathtubs, showers, bathroom sinks, lavatories, clothes washing machines, and laundry tubs, but does not include wastewater from kitchen sinks or dishwashers.
Gross Floor Area: The floor area of a Development Project as defined in Planning Code Section 102.
Large Development Project: Construction of a single building, or construction of multiple buildings on one or more parcels in accordance with a phased plan or approval, with a total gross floor area for the single building or the multiple buildings of 250,000 square feet or more:
Large Development Projects are not limited to buildings constructed by individuals or non-governmental entities but, to the extent allowed by law, also include buildings constructed and operated by any local, state, or federal government entity, including the City and County of San Francisco.
Large Development Project Applicant: The person or entity applying for authorization to construct and operate a Large Development Project.
Multi-Family Residential Building: A building that contains three or more dwelling units.
Non-potable Water: Non-potable water collected from alternate water sources, treated, and intended to be used on the Project Applicant's site or District parcels and is suitable for direct beneficial use.
Non-potable Water Engineering Report: Report submitted by Project Applicant to the Director describing the Alternate Water Source system in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Health.
Nonpotable Water System: The same meaning as Alternate Water Source System.
Non-residential: A building that contains occupancies other than dwelling units.
NSF 350 System: Any treatment system certified by NSF International to meet NSF/ANSI Standard 350 for Onsite Residential and Commercial Reuse Treatment Systems, as amended from time to time.
Permittee: The operator of an Alternate Water Source System under this Article 12C, including, but not limited to, a third - party contractor obtained for the purpose of operating and maintaining all or any portion of the Alternate Water Source System.
Project Applicant: the person or entity applying for authorization to install and use an Alternate Water Source project.
Rainwater: precipitation collected from roof surfaces or other manmade, aboveground collection surfaces.
Responsible Party: The Project Applicant, or any subsequent owners, assignees, successors in interest or any other transferees responsible for compliance with this Article 12C. Responsible Party includes, but is not limited to, the owner of the common areas within a District Development Project and any homeowners association or similar entity that maintains the common areas within a District Development Project. Responsible Party does not include the Project Applicant, subsequent owners, assignees, successors in interests, transferees, owners of common area, homeowners associations, or any other person or entity associated with a Development Project serviced by an Alternative District System as described in Section 12C.4(d).
Small Development Project: Construction of a single building, or construction of multiple buildings on one or more parcels in accordance with a phased plan or approval, with a total gross floor area for the single building or the multiple buildings of 40,000 square feet or more, but less than 250,000 square feet. Small Development Projects are not limited to buildings constructed by individuals or non-governmental entities but, to the extent allowed by law, also include buildings constructed and operated by any local, state, or federal government entity, including the City and County of San Francisco.
Small Development Project Applicant: The person or entity applying for authorization to construct and operate a Small Development Project.
Small Residential Building: A building that contains no more than two dwelling units.
Stormwater: Precipitation collected from at-grade or below grade surfaces.
Water Budget: The calculation of the potential volume of onsite alternate water supplies and demands of a Development Project and any other building subject to this Article 12C.
Water Budget Calculator: The water use calculation application approved by the General Manager that provides for the assessment of a proposed onsite water system, alternate water sources, and the end uses of the Alternate Water Source.
Water Budget Documentation: An in-depth assessment of the Project Applicant’s non-potable water use, including survey information, water meter readings, water service billing information, Alternate Water Source schematic drawings, or any other information deemed necessary by the General Manager. For proposed District Systems, Water Budget Documentation shall include implementation information that, at a minimum, shall address potential infrastructure and public right of way conflicts, demonstrate compliance with all applicable requirements, and establish the capabilities of the Development Project Applicant to effectively operate the District System.
(Added as Sec. 851 by Ord. 195-12, File No. 120717, App. 9/17/2012, Eff. 10/17/2012; amended by Ord. 208-13 , File No. 130765, App. 10/11/2013, Eff. 11/10/2013; redesignated and amended by Ord. 109-15 , File No. 150350, App. 7/2/2015, Eff. 8/1/2015; amended by Ord. 246-16, File No. 161069, App. 12/16/2016, Eff. 1/15/2017)