On November 13, 2014, the Water Bottle Filling Station Ordinance was presented to the Cities Association of Santa Clara County. After receiving this presentation, the Cities Association Board adopted a resolution in support of Santa Clara County’s model ordinance requiring the installation of water bottle filling stations in new commercial buildings or encouraging their use through inclusion within Green Building/LEED Certification.
On August 5, 2014, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Water Bottle Filling Station Ordinance. The Ordinance requires the installation of water bottle filing stations in commercial construction where drinking fountains are required at a ratio of one station per each floor of the building. The Water Bottle Filling Station Ordinance is intended to increase the visibility of water bottle filing stations, increasing public access to potable water and providing an attractive alternative to the use of bottled water or sugar sweetened beverages.
Water Bottle Filling Station Ordinance
On December 17, 2013, the Board of Supervisors requested that the Department of Planning and Development prepare an Ordinance requiring the installation of water bottle filing stations in new commercial buildings.
April 17th HLUET Presentation
The proposed framework for the Water Bottle Filing Station Ordinance was discussed at the April 17, 2014 Housing, Land Use, Environment and Transportation Committee of the Board:
A Community Outreach meeting to facilitate input from the community on the Ordinance is scheduled for June 4, 2014