(a) The commission shall establish recommended standards relating to the domestic use of harvested rainwater, including health and safety standards for treatment and collection methods for harvested rainwater intended for drinking, cooking, or bathing.
(b) The commission by rule shall provide that if a structure is connected to a public water supply system and has a rainwater harvesting system for indoor use:
(1) the structure must have appropriate cross-connection safeguards; and
(2) the rainwater harvesting system may be used only for nonpotable indoor purposes.
(c) Standards and rules adopted by the commission under this chapter governing public drinking water supply systems do not apply to a person:
(1) who harvests rainwater for domestic use; and
(2) whose property is not connected to a public drinking water supply system.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB02430F.HTM">627</a>, Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00004F.HTM">1352</a>, Sec. 11, eff. June 15, 2007.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00003F.HTM">1430</a>, Sec. 2.28, eff. September 1, 2007.