Potential Best Management Practices (PBMP) Report

Within the Memorandum of Understanding, the Council lists certain practices, measures, equipment, and fixtures as representing the potential to become full Best Management Practices (BMPs). The current list of PBMPs is over 10 years old and may be supplemented with additional candidates. The Council is currently engaged in a process of study and evaluation of new candidates for the PBMP list.

The YEAR ONE (2004) report from this study process addresses four of those candidates:
1) Residential and small commercial weather-based irrigation controllers
2) Pre-rinse spray valves for the food service industry
3) Steam sterilizer retrofits
4) X-ray film processor recycling units

The YEAR TWO (2006) report from this study process addresses four additional candidates for PBMP status:
1) On-Premise Laundries
2) High-Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures - Toilets and Urinals
3) Submetering of Multi-Family Residential Properties
4) Commercial-Industrial Cooling Water Efficiency

The YEAR THREE (2007) report from this study process addresses four additional candidates for PBMP status:
1) Residential Dishwashers
2) Vehicle Wash Systems
3) Synthetic Turf
4) Residential Hot Water Distribution

The YEAR 3.5 Report (Completed in 2008) addresses Commercial Ice-Makers:
1) Commercial Ice-Makers

The YEAR FOUR (2010) report addresses Commercial Dishwashwers:
1) PBMP Report - Commercial Dishwashers (PDF)
2) PBMP Report - Pools, Spas, and Fountains (PDF)
3) PBMP Report - Distribution System Pressure Management (PDF)
4) PBMP Report - Tankless Water Heaters (PDF)

Potential Best Management Practice Reports for 2008-2013:

The PHASE TWO report from this study process addresses four of those candidates:
1) Coin-Operated Clothes Washers (2012)
2) Dry Vacuum Systems (2012)
3) Graywater (2012) - Draft
4) Plan Review (2013)

The PHASE Three report from this study process addresses four of those candidates:
1) Drip and Micro Irrigation (2014)
2) Rotating Nozzles (2014)
3) Soil Moisture Sensors (2014)
4) Turf Removal (2013) - Draft

The PHASE Four report from this study process addresses additional candidates:
1) Water Use Messaging (2015)

DISCLAIMER
These reports are based on readily available information and cursory analysis of potential water savings within the State of California that might result from a specific action. They do NOT constitute acceptance nor endorsement of a product, program, or other action by a water utility, municipality, or the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC). They do NOT create nor endorse a specific Best Management Practice and should not be construed as such. The name or logo of the CUWCC shall not be used by anyone in making any product claims or representing any findings within these reports without the written authorization of the CUWCC. Please contact the CUWCC if you have any questions regarding this report or any of the CUWCC’s Potential Best Management Practice reports.