Category: Engineering (DW)

Water System Ratings

Ratings are assigned in accordance with the Rule R309-400—Water System Rating Criteria (Improvement Priority System). Refer to this rule for a detailed description of how ratings are assigned. There are three possible ratings: Approved Corrective Action (i.e., system deficiencies are in the process of being corrected) Not Approved (i.e., significant deficiencies exist) To determine the …

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Pre-Design Conference: Significant Drinking Water Issues

How much drinking water will your plant use for facility processes and employee consumptive use? Estimate the peak day demand (gpm) and annual total demand (acre-feet). What are the fire suppression requirements for your plant? For example, 2,000 gpm for a 2-hour duration. Will your plant obtain drinking water from an existing municipality? If yes, …

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Consulting Engineers and Groundwater Professionals

Designing Drinking Water Projects Engineering plans and specifications for public drinking water system projects must be prepared by a professional engineer licensed in Utah. Construction Approval Process Plans must be be approved prior to construction. Financial Assistance Programs Sometimes financial support is necessary for a project. Get information on how your client can obtain low-interest …

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Review Criteria for Establishing the Feasibility of Proposed Housing Subdivisions (July 1, 1991)

As a service to developers, planning commissions, local health departments and other local governmental units, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (hereafter referred to as the Department) will review proposed developments with respect to the feasibility of water supply and wastewater disposal. Requests for these feasibility reviews must be initiated by the local health department …

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Grout Sealing Witness

Per Rule R309-515-6(5)(b) the following individuals are authorized to witness the well sealing (grouting) of a public drinking water well: Engineer or a geologist from the Division of Drinking Water. District Engineer of the Department of Environmental Quality. Authorized representative of the Division of Water Rights. Individual having written authorization from the Division of Drinking …

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Drinking Water Plan Review Program Contacts and Overview

The DDW Plan Review Program is implemented by a team of DDW and DEQ Engineers. To contact us, call (801) 536-4200. Recent Plan Submittals The status of plans submitted for engineering review over the last 12 months can be found in the above lists, live in our WaterLink database. By File Number By Water System …

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Plan Review Program Related Links

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standards Voluntary standards for materials, equipment, and practices used in water treatment and supply. Drinking Water Design and Construction Rules Utah drinking water rules R309-500 through R309-550. Engineering License Information: Utah Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. NSF/ANSI 60 Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals Listing Search Provided by NSF, the …

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General Plan Approval Process

A Public Drinking Water Project means the construction of, addition to, or modification of a public drinking water facility that may affect the quality or quantity of the drinking water. The purpose of a DDW plan review is to assure that all public drinking water facilities are designed and constructed in a manner which protects …

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Hydraulic Modeling Rule (R309-511)—Clarifications and Tools

Summary and Clarifications The Hydraulic Modeling Rule (R309-511) requires the water system to evaluate the water system’s pressure and flow conditions using hydraulic analysis. This rule was revised and became effective in January 2014 to clarify the submission requirements for hydraulic modeling reports and PE certification. The following summary and clarifications are based on the …

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Common Concerns About Developing New Drinking Water Sources

The development of a new source of water can be a challenging undertaking for a public water supplier or a consultant. There are a number of issues that must be addressed. To assure that a project unfolds smoothly, it is important that well drillers, consulting engineers, and groundwater consultants fully understand the review process. If …

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Drinking Water Plan Review Program

Plan Review Contacts & Overview Recent Plan Submittals Plan Review Contact Plan Review Assignments Summary (Sorted by County) Design and Construction Rules R309-500 through 550 Rules R309-500 through 550 govern the design construction, operation, maintenance, and plan review procedure requirements. A Public Water System that finds it physically or economically impractical to comply with a …

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