California lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban public restrooms from being flushed unless a doctor prescribes the use of a carbon dioxide treatment to remove the waste.
The measure has already been approved by the California State Assembly.
A recent poll found that 61 percent of California residents believe public restrooms should be cleaned with a carbon monoxide treatment, according to the Associated Press.
The legislation was approved in the Senate this week and is expected to be voted on by the Assembly later this month.
A bill introduced in the California Assembly would ban people from using public restrooms unless the person has been given permission by a doctor to do so.
This is a bill about how we treat the public and public health and safety, said Sen. Jim Beall, D-Santa Cruz, who introduced the bill, according.
It’s a bill to make sure the water, wastewater, and sewer systems in our state are treating us right.
That’s the kind of care we need.
The bill was introduced last year by Beall and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D.C., who is also a member of the Assembly Committee on Transportation.
It has already passed the Assembly with unanimous consent, according a statement from Beall.
A similar bill is pending in the U.S. Senate.
It was sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D.-Conn., a member.
California has long been a leader in cleaning up the state’s water supply, but this year the drought has been the worst in decades, and the drought is also impacting the state, said Rep. Scott Peters, D, San Francisco, who sponsored the bill.
This bill is really the only way to get the attention to cleaning up our public water supply that we need, Peters said.
It will be important to continue to see how the legislation is passed.
California is one of many states that has made carbon monoxy treatment a standard of care for public water systems, according the American Water Works Association.
In California, the bill states that if a water utility uses a carbon Monoxide Treatment (COAT) on public water system, the public water utility must provide that water system with a receipt of the treatment within 14 days, and it must pay for the COAT, according California Department of Public Health spokeswoman Sarah Grier.
It also states that the COOP must be applied to the surface water in the system, not the system itself.
California’s state water agency also requires water utilities to notify the public of the use and treatment of COATs by January 1 of each year, and to notify customers of the availability of COOPs by February 1 of the year following the year in which they were applied.
It is not mandatory to use COOP treatment, Grier said.
California also requires the use in all public drinking water treatment plants of a single carbon mononoxide treatment.
The California Water Quality Control Board also regulates the use, distribution and sale of carbon monoxylate water treatment products.
According to a 2013 report by the nonprofit group California Water Watch, California residents are drinking about 1,800 pounds of carbon dioxide per person per year, or about 3.4 million gallons of water per year.
The report said that carbon mono is not safe for human consumption and can cause kidney, liver, and thyroid damage, and that it may increase cancer risk.
In the past two decades, California has been working on an emergency carbon monolocation program that would prevent the use or release of COOL, which is the liquid waste created by the chemical treatment of water.
The state is currently working on a plan to create a new, permanent system that would be able to meet California’s new requirements for carbon monolysis.