.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1923 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103G.291, subdivision 3, is amended to
Subd. 3. Water supply plans; demand reduction.
(a) Every public water supplier
serving more than 1,000 people must submit a water supply plan to the commissioner
for approval by January 1, 1996. In accordance with guidelines developed by the
commissioner, the plan must address projected demands, adequacy of the water supply
system and planned improvements, existing and future water sources, natural resource
impacts or limitations, emergency preparedness, water conservation, supply and demand
reduction measures, and allocation priorities that are consistent with section
Public water suppliers must update their plan and, upon notification, submit it to the
commissioner for approval every ten years.
(b) The water supply plan in paragraph (a) is required for all communities in the
metropolitan area, as defined in section
, with a municipal water supply system
and is a required element of the local comprehensive plan required under section
Water supply plans or updates submitted after December 31, 2008, must be consistent
with the metropolitan area master water supply plan required under section
subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2).
(c) Public water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people must
1.21water conservation by employing
water use demand reduction measures,
1.22 conservation rate structure,
as defined in subdivision 4, paragraph (a),
1.23 under subdivision 4, paragraph (c),
before requesting approval from the commissioner
of health under section
144.383, paragraph (a)
, to construct a public water supply well
or requesting an increase in the authorized volume of appropriation.
1.26 measures must include evaluation of conservation rate structures and a public education
1.27 program that may include a toilet and showerhead retrofit program. The commissioner
2.1of natural resources and the water supplier shall use a collaborative process to achieve
2.2demand reduction measures as a part of a water supply plan review process.
(d) Public water suppliers serving more than 1,000 people must submit records
that indicate the number of connections and amount of use by customer category and
volume of water unaccounted for with the annual report of water use required under
103G.281, subdivision 3
(e) For the purposes of this section, "public water supplier" means an entity
that owns, manages, or operates a public water supply, as defined in section
Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103G.291, subdivision 4, is amended to read:
Conservation rate structure required Demand reduction measures.
(a) For the purposes of this section, "demand reduction measures" means measures that
2.13reduce water demand, water losses, peak water demands, and nonessential water uses.
2.14Demand reduction measures must include a conservation rate structure, or a uniform rate
2.15structure with a conservation program that achieves demand reduction. A
rate structure" means a rate structure that encourages conservation and may include
increasing block rates, seasonal rates, time of use rates, individualized goal rates, or excess
use rates. If a conservation rate is applied to multi-family dwellings,
the rate structure
must consider each residential unit as an individual user
in multiple-family dwellings
(b) To encourage conservation, a public water supplier serving more than 1,000
in the metropolitan area, as defined in section
473.121, subdivision 2 , shall use
2.22 a conservation rate structure by January 1, 2010. All remaining public water suppliers
2.23 serving more than 1,000 people shall use a conservation rate structure must implement
2.24demand reduction measures
by January 1,
(c) A public water supplier without the proper measuring equipment to track the
2.26 amount of water used by its users, as of July 1, 2008, is exempt from this subdivision and
2.27 the conservation rate structure requirement under subdivision 3, paragraph (c).
Delete the title and insert:
relating to waters; requiring water supply demand reduction measures;amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103G.291, subdivisions 3, 4."