COVID-19: In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is limiting person-to-person contact and will close our offices to the public starting on April 3. Please contact DEQ here to conduct business.
DEQ is partnering with Home Depot to expand our popular spring lawn mower exchange to include an online way for homeowners to go green(er). We are offering a $150 discount code to the first 1,200 people who register for the DAQ’s online Electric Lawn Mower Discount Program.Read More
To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and encourage the practice of social distancing to help “flatten the curve,” the scientists, engineers and staff of Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality are mostly working remotely. During this time, the department will conduct business as usual.Read More
On March 31, DEQ’s Division of Air Quality called an end to the 2019-20 inversion season and stopped issuing its Action Forecasts for PM2.5 pollution. Utah residents have taken air quality seriously. Efforts by citizens and regulators alike have resulted in improved air quality in Northern Utah.Read More
Enforcement of regulations that directly affect human health will take priority as Utah DEQ works with regulated communities on a case-by-case basis to determine reasonable exemptions to environmental rules. The department will continue monitoring sources of pollution to protect the safety and health of Utah residents.Read More
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in residents flushing other paper products down the toilet. This has caused an increase in backed-up toilets and overflowing sewer lines in Utah and across the country. Even wipes marketed as “flushable” will clog pipes.Read More