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Substitute House Bill No. 5792

Public Act No. 09-32

AN ACT CONCERNING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATIC LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEMS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 29-265b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2009):

(a) Any state agency or commercial enterprise that begins installation of an automatic lawn sprinkler system on or after October 1, 2003, shall equip such sprinkler system with a rain sensor device or switch that will automatically override the irrigation cycle of such sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred.

(b) A municipality may, by ordinance adopted by its legislative body, require that any automatic lawn sprinkler system, the installation of which begins on or after October 1, 2003, shall be equipped with a rain sensor device or switch that will automatically override the irrigation cycle of such sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred.

(c) Any automatic lawn sprinkler system installed on residential property on or after July 1, 2010, shall be equipped with a rain sensor device or switch that will automatically override the irrigation cycle of such sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred.

Approved May 20, 2009