Category: Drinking Water

June 9, 2020 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Amended Packet (7 MB) Meeting Agenda Call to Order Roll Call – Marie Owens Approval of the Minutes: February 27, 2020 April 27, 2020 Disclosure for Intent to Publicly Comment – Roger Fridal Disclosure for Conflict of Interest – Roger Fridal Operator Certification Commission – Michael Grange Financial Assistance Committee Report Status Report …

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UTWARN Supports Rural Utah During COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic response, drinking water and wastewater system operators have been on-duty providing vital services to homes, citizens and businesses across Utah. The Utah Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network (UTWARN) was set up to quickly respond to events like the coronavirus and ensure seamless operation of water infrastructure.

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Metrics: Drinking Water

The Division of Drinking Water regulates over 1,000 public drinking water systems in Utah. The Division’s mission is Safeguarding the quality and quantity of Utah’s drinking water through balanced regulation. Public Water Systems are assigned one of the following ratings in accordance with the Rule R309-400, Water System Rating Criteria (Improvement Priority System): Approved Corrective …

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April 27, 2020 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Amended Packet (4 MB) Emergency Board Meeting Meeting Agenda Call to Order Roll Call – Marie Owens Public Comment Period SRF Loan Relief (Board Action Needed) COVID-19 Discussion Other Next Board Meeting Date: June 9, 2020 Time: 1:00 PM Place: Multi Agency State Office Building Division of Drinking Water 195 North 1950 West …

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Coronavirus Response Resources for Utah’s Drinking Water System Owners and Operators

Utah Division of Drinking Water Water System COVID-19 Readiness Actions (101 KB) COVID-19 Response and Water Treatment Plant Staffing FAQs (385 KB) Cross Connection Control – COVID-19 Guidance (106 KB) Water System Certified Essential Employee Template (17 KB) WebMap of Drinking Water Labs in Utah State of Utah Coronavirus.utah.gov Other Resources American Water Works Association …

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CEU Opportunities

Disclaimer These are not pre-approved and DDW does not control the content of these sites. All CEU’s are subject to approval to ensure that the training applies to waterworks operation and meets CEU criteria. It is the operator’s responsibility to identify applicable training, collect course documentation, and apply for credit. TO RECEIVE CREDIT: You will …

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Upcoming Live Online Trainings

This page has been created to help operators continue to accrue their CEU’s during the COVID-19 outbreak. September 10, 2020 WaterOperator.org Groundwater and Well Care 1.5 hours Webinar September 16, 2020 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Smart Water 2020: Building a Resilient Water Future 1.5 hours Webinar September 29, 2020 America Water Works Association (AWWA) …

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COVID-19: Your Drinking Water is Safe

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality wants residents to know that their public water supply is safe. In the case of quarantine or outbreak related to the coronavirus, public drinking water systems are designed to continuously deliver safe drinking water to your tap. 

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February 27, 2020 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Amended Packet (7 MB)   Board Meeting Agenda Call to Order Roll Call–Marie Owens Public Comment Period Approval of January 14, 2020 Minutes Conflict of Interest – Roger Fridal Financial Assistance Committee Report Status Report – Michael Grange Project Priority List – Michael Grange SRF Applications STATE: Fairview City – Michael Grange FEDERAL: …

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Lead: Division of Drinking Water

Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials containing lead corrode, especially if the water is highly acidic or contains a low mineral content. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Lead service lines that connect a building or house to the water main can also be …

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Lead

Lead is a heavy metal found naturally in the environment and manufactured products such as lead-acid batteries, lead-based paints, leaded glass, solder, chemicals, and older water distribution systems with lead pipes, solders, and fittings. Lead is a persistent chemical that accumulates in soils, aquatic systems, sediments, and some plants, animals, and other organisms. Since 1990, …

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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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