Utah DEQ News

COVID-19: Your Drinking Water is Safe

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality wants residents to know that their public water supply is safe. In the case of quarantine or outbreak related to the coronavirus, public drinking water systems are designed to continuously deliver safe drinking water to your tap. 

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Going Green at Work: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Although many of us make environmentally friendly choices at home, we don’t always stop to consider the many ways we could go green in our workplace. DEQ offers you some simple tips to help make your workplace a little “greener.” Going green at work is easier than you think!

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Keeping an Eye on Underground Storage Tanks

Out of sight, out of mind. The old adage reminds us that ignorance is bliss. Luckily for Utah residents, the engineers and scientists at DEQ’s Division of Environmental Response and Remediation are not ignorant of one important out-of-sight risk—underground storage tanks.

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Tier 3 in Utah image of refinery

Understanding Tier 3 in Utah

Since Gov. Gary Herbert announced that Utah refineries would produce Tier 3 gas, residents have had a lot of questions about the cleaner fuel. In this installment of #IamUtahDEQ video series, we take a ride with Glad Sowards, a policy analyst with Utah’s Division of Air Quality, to answer all your Tier 3 questions.

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Taking the Clear The Air Challenge

February is the Salt Lake Chamber’s Clear The Air Challenge. Utah DEQ’s intern, Sidney Rogers, took the challenge. Here is her story of commuting to work by bicycle and UTA TRAX.

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A New Workplace
My Experience with the Remote Work Pilot

Recently, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget invited the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to participate in a remote work pilot program that is an integral part of the A New Workplace initiative. In this week’s #UtahDEQBlog, we take a look at how Utah’s teleworking initiative is changing the way we work at DEQ.

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Utah State of the Environment Report

2019 State of the Environment Report

This week, DEQ released its annual State of the Environment Report. This end-of-year report provides a comprehensive look at agency activities and initiatives in 2019 that improved Utah’s environment and quality of life and created new economic opportunities. 

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Water Quality
2019 State of the Environment Report

Jump to: Water Infrastructure Investments Monitoring and Assessment Nonpoint Source Pollution Program Permitting Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) protects surface and groundwater through programs designed to protect, maintain, and enhance the quality of Utah’s waters. To ensure that the state’s waters meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act and …

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Drinking Water
2019 State of the Environment Report

Jump to: Drinking Water Populations Water Infrastructure Funding The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) protects drinking water by supporting the safe design and operation of Utah’s public drinking water systems. Its goal is to provide safe drinking water at every tap in every building in Utah. The Division does this by working cooperatively with drinking …

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Air Quality
2019 State of the Environment Report

Jump to: Compliance Permitting Planning The Division of Air Quality (DAQ) works to ensure that the air in Utah meets health and visibility standards established under the federal Clean Air Act (CAA). DAQ ensures the state’s compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and visibility standards at its national parks, enacts rules pertaining …

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Environmental Response and Remediation
2019 State of the Environment Report

Brownfields Underground Storage Tanks The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) protects public health and the environment by cleaning up chemically contaminated sites, ensuring that underground storage tanks are properly managed, and making important chemical usage and emission data available to local response agencies and the public. DERR’s programs provide a wide variety of …

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