Category: Drinking Water

Frequently Asked Questions: Lead

Utah Lead Action Levels: Summary by Water System (81 KB) Additional Resources Lead Overview Lead-Based Paint Program (Division of Air Quality) The Lead and Copper Rule (Division of Drinking Water) Utah Lead Coalition What is Lead? Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around homes. Even …

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Lead

Additional Resources Lead-Based Paint Program (Division of Air Quality) Drinking Water Lead Frequently Asked Questions The Lead and Copper Rule (Division of Drinking Water) Utah Lead Coalition Background Lead is a heavy metal found naturally in the environment as well as some manufactured products (lead-acid batteries, lead-based paints, leaded glass, solder, chemicals, some imported children’s …

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Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6)

Water systems in Utah have been required to test for total chromium since 1993. Total chromium measurement is an analysis of two types of chromium, both of which are soluble in water. These are hexavalent chromium (or chrome 6) and trivalent chromium. Trivalent chromium is an essential nutrient; hexavalent chromium is considered a dangerous contaminant. …

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Utah DDW Response to the EWG Study on Hexavalent Chromium

The analytical method used in the Environmental Working Group (EWG) study may be subject to interference by other metals present in the water, such as iron or other salts. The method is known to require the addition of buffers that have trace levels of chromium. Using a method which is susceptible to interference by naturally …

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Drinking Water Board June Agenda

Menu About Meetings Members June 11, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. The Dixie Convention Center – Garden Room 1835 Convention Center Drive St. George, Utah 84790 Marie Owens’ Cell Phone:  (801) 505-1973 Call to Order Roll Call–Marie Owens Approval of the Minutes April 9, 2019 Financial Assistance Committee Report Status Report – Michael Grange Project Priority …

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Cross Connection Control Teams

The Cross Connection Control teams are an opportunity for those involved in cross connection control and backflow prevention to become a part of the Utah Division of Drinking Waters Cross Connection Control program. Membership of the teams is open to those who are new to the program as well as the more advanced individuals, to …

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