Category: Drinking Water

Frequently Asked Questions: Lead in Drinking Water

Utah Lead Action Levels: Summary by Water System (81 KB) Additional Resources Lead in Drinking Water Topics What is Lead? Lead is a toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around homes. Even at low levels, lead may cause a range of health effects including behavioral problems and learning …

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Hexavalent Chromium (Chromium 6)

Water systems in Utah have been required to test for total chromium since 1993. Total chromium measurement is an analysis of two types of chromium, both of which are soluble in water. These are hexavalent chromium (or chrome 6) and trivalent chromium. Trivalent chromium is an essential nutrient; hexavalent chromium is considered a dangerous contaminant. …

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Utah DDW Response to the EWG Study on Hexavalent Chromium

The analytical method used in the Environmental Working Group (EWG) study may be subject to interference by other metals present in the water, such as iron or other salts. The method is known to require the addition of buffers that have trace levels of chromium. Using a method which is susceptible to interference by naturally …

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Cross Connection Control Teams

The Cross Connection Control teams are an opportunity for those involved in cross connection control and backflow prevention to become a part of the Utah Division of Drinking Waters Cross Connection Control program. Membership of the teams is open to those who are new to the program as well as the more advanced individuals, to …

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Backflow Coalition

The Utah Division of Drinking Water sponsored Backflow Coalition meetings create an opportunity for those involved in cross connection control and backflow prevention to get together to receive DDW updates, discussions on current events and trends, and talk about your own programs with your peers. Occasionally there is a topic presented. The meetings involve smaller …

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Backflow Assembly Tester

The Backflow Assembly Tester certification is for those individuals who after training and examination are qualified to test backflow prevention assemblies. You must hold a Utah Backflow Assembly certification to test backflow assemblies in the state of Utah.

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Cross Connection Control Program Administrator

The Cross Connection Control Program Administrator certification is for those individuals implementing a cross connection control program for their public drinking water system. This certification would also be valuable to those working for local health departments, doing sanitary surveys, and water system inspectors.

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CEU Portal for Training Providers and Water Systems

A faster and easier way to submit CEU courses electronically. Enter operators individually or upload a CSV file. The CEU’s will be uploaded into the database immediately after approval instead of waiting for them to be entered by hand. Steps for Creating a Portal Account Go to WaterLink.utah.gov Go to the Public/Portals drop-down Click “Portal Access …

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April 9, 2019 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Packet (2 MB) Minutes (47 KB) Call to Order Roll Call–Marie Owens Approval of the Minutes: February 28, 2019 Financial Assistance Committee Report Status Report–Michael Grange Project Priority List–Michael Grange SRF Applications FEDERAL Circleville–Lisa Nelson Cove Special Service District–Lisa Nelson Marysvale–Heather Pattee Tridell-Lapoint (De-authorization)–Lisa Nelson Rulemaking Activities Current Rulemaking Activities (Board Action Needed) …

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Backflow 101

Learn the basics about cross connection control and backflow prevention, and after studying, take the quiz.

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February 28, 2019 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Packet (2 MB) Minutes (12 KB) Call to Order—Chairman Hansens Call to Order – Chairman Hansen Roll Call – Marie Owens Approval of the Minutes January 15, 2019 Discussion on Programmatic Financing – Michael Grange Financial Assistance Committee Report Status Report – Michael Grange Project Priority List – Michael Grange SRF Applications STATE …

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About Lead and Copper

Lead and copper are naturally occurring metals that have often been used in indoor plumbing. Pipes and plumbing may contain lead, copper, or their alloys, such as brass; some solder used at copper pipe joints may also contain lead. Water, particularly corrosive water, can dissolve small amounts of these metals into drinking water. The potential …

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