This bill would require the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to provide a water bottle-filling station in all offices owned or maintained by the City that are occupied by city agencies.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 1093
By Council Member Salamanca
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring water bottle-filling stations in city agency offices
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 4 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 4-212 to read as follows:
§ 4-212 Water bottle-filling stations for city agency offices. a. As used in this section:
Bottle-less water dispenser. The term “bottle-less water dispenser” means a device that is connected to the tap water supply of a building and dispenses tap water and that is not attached to a wall, including such a device that is a component of a refrigerator.
City agency office. The term “city agency office” means an area of an office building, as defined in section FC 402.1 of the New York city fire code, that is owned or maintained by the department and is occupied by a city agency.
Department. The term “department” means the department of citywide administrative services.
Water bottle fountain. The term “water bottle fountain” means a wall-mounted plumbing fixture that is connected to the tap water supply of a building and is designed for filling a container that is 10 inches in height or more, except that such term does not include a sink.
Water bottle-filling station. The term “water bottle-filling station” means a water bottle fountain or a bottle-less water dispenser.
b. The department shall install water bottle-filling stations so that:
1. there is at least one water bottle-filling station per 100 occupants in every city agency office; and
2. there is at least one water bottle-filling station on every floor of a city agency office.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.