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Drinking Water

 

Part 1 Series 100—Administration of the Drinking Water Program
  Series 200—Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring, Reporting and Record Maintenance
  Series 300—Certification of Public Water System Operators and Backflow Technicians
  Series 400—Compliance Determinations and Enforcement
Part 2 Series 500—Drinking Water Facility Construction Design and Operation
  Series 600—Drinking Water Source Protection Management
Part 3 Series 700—Financial Assistance Programs
  Series 800—Capacity Assessment of Public Drinking Water Systems

State and Federal Laws

The Utah Safe Drinking Water Act (Title 19, Chapter 4 of the Utah Code) empowers the Utah Drinking Water Board to enact rules pertaining to public water systems. Those rules are listed below.

Congress has passed a Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (US EPA) which empowers the EPA to adopt and enforce rules which must be met by each public water system in the nation. By agreement with the EPA, Utah administers the federal act within the state. Thus, Utah's laws and rules regarding public drinking systems are in conformity with federal rules. Public water suppliers in Utah should refer to the Utah laws and rules.

Drinking Water Rules

Each rule shown on this page is provided in two versions:

  • DAR Version
    The Utah Division of Administrative Rules (DAR) compiles and publishes all State rules. Any link tagged "DAR" opens the DAR version of the rule. For an index of all DAR published drinking water rules see Title R309. Environmental Quality, Drinking Water.

  • DDW Version
    The Utah Division of Drinking Water (DDW) maintains its own version of the rules, tagged as "DDW Version." The DDW version contains user-friendly formatting and, in some cases, guidance language not available in the DAR version. Furthermore, DDW versions are kept up to date. This is the recommend version.

Disclaimer

  • The rules provided on this and DAR's Web site are not the official, legal versions of the rules, which are kept in an internal DAR administered database. To obtain the legal version, contact DAR.
  • Alternatively, the legal version of the rules may be obtained in hard (paper) copy.
  • On this Web site an attempt is made to post rules in an accurate and timely manner, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Series 100
Administration of the Drinking Water Program

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Administration of the Drinking Water Program
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: February 3, 2011
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
  Guidance: Summary of R309-101 (To Be Revised)
  Criteria for Feasibility Review of Proposed Subdivisions (07/01/91)
   
R309-105 (DAR) General Responsibilities of Public Water Systems
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 22, 2016
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (11/22/16)
  Guidance: Summary of R309-102 (To Be Revised)
  For Guidance See: For Water Suppliers
   
R309-110 (DAR) Definitions
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: May 9, 2011
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)
   
R309-115 (DAR) Administrative Procedures
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 29, 2011
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)

Series 200
Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring, Reporting and Record Maintenance

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Drinking Water Standards
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 4, 2009
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
  Guidance: Summary of R309-103) (To Be Revised)
  Guidance: Public Notification Templates
   
R309-205 (DAR) Source Monitoring
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
  See also: Monitoring and Reporting Program
  Guidance: Obtaining Waivers From Monitoring Requirements
  Guidance: Public Notification Templates
   
R309-210 (DAR) Distribution System Monitoring Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)
  See also: Monitoring and Reporting Program
  Guidance: Public Notification Templates
   
R309-211 (DAR) Distribution System Monitoring Requirements - Total Coliform Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: May 1, 2016
  DDW Version:| PDF DOC | (05/01/16)
  See also: Monitoring and Reporting Program
  Guidance: Public Notification Templates
   
R309-215 (DAR) Treatment Plant Monitoring Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 21, 2010
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (005/01/16)
  Guidance: Public Notification Templates
  Guidance: UV Reactor Monitoring and Reporting Protocol
[This document provides clarifications to R309-215-15(19)(d)(iii)]
   
R309-220 (DAR) Public Notification Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)
  Guidance: Public Notification Templates
   
R309-225 (DAR) Consumer Confidence Reports
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)

Series 300
Certification of Public Water System Operators and Backflow Technicians

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Drinking Water System Operators
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 20, 2000
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (02/02/10)
  Guidance: Summary of R309-300
   
R309-305 (DAR) Backflow Technicians
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: October 15, 2004
  DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (04/27/2016)
  Guidance: Summary of R309-302 (To Be Revised)
  Guidance: Cross connection Control Policy

Series 400
Compliance Determinations and Enforcement

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Water System Rating Criteria (Improvement Priority System)
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 22, 2016
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (12/22/16)
  Guidance: Summary of R309-400
   
R309-405 (DAR) Administrative Penalties
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: March 8, 2006
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (10/12/13)

Series 500
Drinking Water Facility Construction Design and Operation

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For guidance see Construction Approval Process.

R309-500 (DAR) Plan Review, Operation and Maintenance Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 16, 2015
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (05/25/16)
  Penalty Fee for Construction without Plan Approval Policy
  Penalty Fee for Construction without Plan Approval Flowchart
   
R309-505 (DAR) Minimum Treatment Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 13, 2005
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (08/12/15)
   
R309-510 (DAR) Minimum Sizing Requirements
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: July 15, 2015
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (01/28/16)
  Map for Outside Irrigation Requirements
  Irrigation Consumptive Use Zones
  Information Needed for Reduction in Source Sizing Requirements | DOC
  Information Needed for Reduction in Storage Sizing Requirements | DOC
   
R309-511 (DAR) Hydraulic Modeling Rule
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: January 21, 2014
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
   
R309-515 (DAR) Source Development
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: January 21, 2014
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (01/28/16)
   
R309-520 (DAR) Disinfection
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 16, 2015
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (01/28/16)
  Guidance: UV Reactor Monitoring and Reporting Protocol
[This document supplements R309-520-8]
   
   
R309-525 (DAR) Conventional Surface Water Treatment
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: April 27, 2009
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC |(01/28/16)
   
R309-530 (DAR) Alternative Surface Water Treatment Methods
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: April 27, 2009
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (01/28/16)
  Policy: Membrane Filtration for Treating Surface Sources
   
R309-535 (DAR) Miscellaneous Treatment Methods
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: March 7, 2017
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (3/7/2017)
   
R309-540 (DAR) Pump Stations
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: February 15, 2016
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (01/28/16)
   
R309-545 (DAR) Drinking Water Storage Tanks
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment:11/10/14
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (11/10/14)
   
   
R309-550 (DAR) Transmission and Distribution Pipelines
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 9/10/15
  DDW Version with Guidance: | PDF | DOC | (01/28/16)
  Guidance for Hauling Drinking Water: | Guidance | Checklist |
  Plan Review Checklist: Minimum Separation Exception

Series 600
Drinking Water Source Protection Management

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For guidance, see Source Protection Program.

R309-600 (DAR) Source Protection For Ground-Water Sources
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 15, 2012
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
  Guidance: Ground Water Source Protection User's Guide
   
R309-605 (DAR) Source Protection for Surface Water Sources
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 27, 2001
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
  Guidance: Surface Water Source Protection User's Guide

Series 700
Financial Assistance Programs

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R309-700 (DAR) State Drinking Water Project Revolving Loan Program
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: July 1, 2011
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC |(05/23/14)
   
R309-705 (DAR) Federal Drinking Water Project Revolving Loan Program
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: July 1, 2011
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)

Series 800
Capacity Assessment of Public Drinking Water Systems

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R309-800 (DAR) Capacity Development Program
  Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: May 23, 2011
  DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (10/12/11)