Category: Drinking Water

Appendices: Drinking Water Energy (Cost) Savings Program

Jump to: Appendix A: Case Histories of Water Systems Taking Advantage of Energy Cost Savings Appendix B: Drinking Water Board’s Financing Program Appendix C: Utah Office of Energy Development’s U-Save Program Appendix D: Energy Service Companies Appendix E: Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart Program Appendix F: Websites that Provide Guidance on Performing Energy Audits Appendix G: …

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Acknowledgements: Drinking Water Energy (Cost) Savings Program

The content for the Drinking Water Energy (Cost) Savings Program Web pages and associated Handbook was prepared by many people and it is appropriate that they be given credit for their work. I will proceed in giving credit consistent with the order in which the Handbook is organized. I acknowledge the work done by Steven …

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Acronyms and Definitions: Drinking Water Energy (Cost) Savings Program

A/C: Air Conditioning AC: Alternating Current ac-ft: Acre Feet; a volume of water covering an acre a foot deep (43,560 cubic feet). air-vac: Air Vacuum Valves ASR: Aquifer Storage and Recovery AWWA: American Water Works Association C: The discharge coefficient used in the Hazen Williams equation of flow (the higher the C value the higher …

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Drinking Water Energy (Cost) Savings Program Handbook

Jump to: Energy Savings Potential How to Use the Handbook Finding the Right Consultant Drinking Water Board’s State Revolving Fund Handbook–Full Version, Printable This handbook was prepared to provide water system operators and managers with ideas on how to save a significant amount of money by reducing the cost of power necessary to provide water …

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Drinking Water Public Notification Templates

Public notice requirements are divided into three tiers to take into account the seriousness of the violation or situation. These templates should be used by water suppliers as the situation warrants. Tier 1 Required for violations and situations with significant potential to have serious adverse effects on human health as a result of short-term exposure. …

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RTCR Assessment Procedures

Assessing Samples, Sampling Sites and Sampling Protocols Some of the common items that should be evaluated at the sample site(s) include: Cleanliness and suitability of the sample tap and sink, Potential for hot water to enter the sample through the tap, and Conditions that may have changed at the sample site since the last sample …

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Division of Drinking Water Contacts

Staff Directory Area of Expertise (158 KB) Organization Chart (172 KB) (801) 536-4200 Main Phone (Reception Desk) (801) 536-4211 FAX Number (801) 536-0091 Eleanor Divver (edivver@utah.gov), Business Assistance Coordinator Alphabetical by Employee Allen, Tammie (tammieallen@utah.gov) Phone: (385) 272-5404 Section: Rules Duties: Environmental Program Coordinator Andrews, Jeremy (jeremyandrews@utah.gov) Phone: (385) 272-5126 Section: Administrative Services Duties: Financial …

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Rules and Regulations: Drinking Water HABs Response Plan

What is a Health Advisory? The Safe Drinking Water Act provides the authority for EPA to publish health advisories for contaminants not subject to any national primary drinking water regulation. HALs describe non-regulatory concentrations of drinking water contaminants at or below which adverse health effects are not anticipated to occur over specific exposure durations (e.g., …

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Drinking Water Fact Sheets

Division of Drinking Water (121 KB) Dry Cleaning Facilities (17 KB) Fertilizer (15 KB) Household Hazardous Waste (15 KB) Junkyards (11 KB) Metal Finishers (19 KB) Pesticides (14 KB) Pollution Prevention (15 KB) Printing Shops (16 KB) Septic Tank and Drainfield Systems (15 KB) Utah’s Drinking Water Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Industry (14 KB)

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Suggested Sampling Procedure and Analytical Methods

Cyanotoxin Sampling Sampling Details Handling – follow collection and handling procedures established by method or laboratory Lab Analysis – use lab-provided sample containers Containers – typically amber glass Quenching – quench (usually with sodium thiosulfate) immediately upon sampling if exposed to oxidants Cooling – cool on ice (4° C) immediately after collection, during shipping, and …

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Response Assistance

It is the primary responsibility of the affected Public Water System to prepare and manage potential HAB events. However, there are two principal State agencies; the Division of Drinking Water, the Division of Water Quality, and several subsidiary agencies that can assist in the response to algal blooms and cyanotoxins as described below. A. Division …

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Raw and Finished Water Monitoring for Cyanotoxins

Raw Water Quality and Treatment Plant Performance Changes Public Water Systems vulnerable to cyanotoxins should also monitor raw water quality and treatment plant performance for changes that may indicate the presence of cyanobacteria or cyanotoxins. Changes are listed below: Increased taste and odor Increased SUVA Increased pH Increased turbidity Decreased filter run time Increased coagulant …

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Developing a Cyanotoxin Management Plan

Steps and topics for inclusion in the Cyanotoxin Management Plan (CMP) are summarized below. In-depth guidance is located on the pages in the left-hand menu. If a surface water source is found to be vulnerable, a system-specific CMP should be prepared to guide operators on how to effectively monitor and treat source water, raw water, …

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Division of Drinking Water
2017 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 …

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