Category: Drinking Water

Division of Drinking Water
2018 State of the Environment Report

The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is responsible for implementing programs that ensure safe and reliable drinking water throughout the state. Programs include: Source protection for drinking water supplies Financial assistance for construction or upgrades to water systems Engineering plan review Implementation of EPA water-quality and monitoring requirements Community assistance with contamination issues Site inspections …

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Contaminants
2018 State of the Environment Report (DW)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies contaminants in drinking water and sets regulatory limits for certain contaminants as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). EPA has delegated primary enforcement responsibility (primacy) for Utah public water systems to the Division of Drinking Water. DDW works with public water systems to ensure they meet the federal drinking-water standards under the …

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Financial Assistance
2018 State of the Environment Report (DW)

DDW administers two financial assistance programs: the state revolving fund (SRF) and the federal state revolving fund (DWSRF). The state revolving fund program provides funding to political subdivisions such as cities, towns, and districts. Federal SRF funds are available for privately and publicly owned community water systems and nonprofit, non-community water systems. State SRF assistance helps water systems plan, …

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Permitting Section
2018 State of the Environment Report (DW)

Water systems that serve 25 or more people for more than 60-days annually or have 15 or more residential connections year-round are subject to Utah Public Drinking Water Rules and must obtain a permit known as an approval. DDW regulates over 1,000 public water systems in the state, and the Permitting Section ensures these water systems comply with …

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