Category: Drinking Water

2017 Lead Sampling Pilot Project: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

In January 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent a letter to state superintendents across the country recommending that schools test their drinking water for lead. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Department of Health (DOH) partnered with Utah schools to conduct voluntary sampling for lead in their drinking water. While …

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About Lead in Schools: Lead-Free Learning Initiative

Action Level for Lead EPA is required by law to determine the level of contaminants in drinking water at which no adverse health effects are likely to occur. These health-based levels are called maximum contaminant level goals (MCLGs). EPA set the MCLG for lead in drinking water at zero because the best available science has …

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Utah’s Lead-Free Learning Initiative

The main page for Utah Division of Drinking Water’s Lead-Free Learning Testing Project. The project is an initiative to sample the drinking water at schools and childcare facilities for lead. Start here to find fact sheets, apply for funding, and learn about what you can do concerning lead in drinking water.

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January 14, 2020 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Meeting Minutes January 14, 2020–1:00 p.m. Multi Agency State Office Building DEQ Board Room 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Marie Owens’ Cell Phone: (801) 505-1973 Packet (2 MB) Board Meeting Agenda Call to Order Roll Call–Marie Owens Public Comment Period Approval of November 5, 2019 Minutes Financial Assistance Committee …

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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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November 5, 2019 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Sandy City, Utah: Drinking Water Contamination: February 2019 Event Meeting Minutes November 5, 2019 12:30 p.m. Training Multi Agency State Office Building DEQ Board Room 195 N 1950 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Packet (438 KB) 1:30 p.m. Board Meeting Multi Agency State Office Building DEQ Board Room 195 N 1950 W …

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Proposed Changes to Division of Drinking Water Fee Schedule

Why the Fee Changes? The Division of Drinking Water’s mission is to protect public health by ensuring that safe drinking water is provided to all Utahns. We work in partnership with the State’s 1,000-plus public water systems who share that same commitment. When problems are identified, Division staff offer an opportunity for water systems to …

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August 27, 2019 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Meeting Minutes August 27, 2019 1:30 P.M. Davis Conference Center Meridian B Room 1651 North 700 West Layton, Utah 84041 Marie Owens’ Cell Phone: (801) 505-1973 Packet (10 MB) Call to Order Roll Call–Marie Owens New Board Member Introductions – Marie Owens Blake Tullis – Utah State University Barbara Gardner – Public at …

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Operator Hiring Center

The Division would like to assist Utah’s water systems with obtaining a certified operator for their system. This page is a resource for both Water Systems and Operators to connect and fill open positions. Water Systems Hiring Certified Operators Cherry Peak Resort Water System: Cherry Peak Resort Water System Number: 03120 Grade Level: Distribution Grade …

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Drinking Water Related Resources

American Water Works Association The American Water Works Association represents an alliance of the “family of five”—water utility agencies, regulatory agencies, academics, engineering consultants, and manufacturers. In the United States, Canada, and Mexico this group provides technical exchange programs to its members and the public. The American Water Works Association is internationally recognized for its …

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Utah’s Drinking Water

Utah’s drinking water comes from either surface water (lakes, reservoirs, rivers) or ground water (wells or springs), altogether 1,850 sources.

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