Category: Drinking Water

Consumer and Public Notification: Lead and Copper Rule

Consumer Notification Requirements Consumer Notification Form Each time a lead and copper sample is taken the consumer must be notified of the results. This is accomplished by downloading the Consumer Notification Form, filling out the results portion, and delivering the results to the consumer. In the case of non-single family residence structure, such as a …

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Results: Lead and Copper Rule

Calculating Compliance Sample results are evaluated against an action level. The lead action level is exceeded if the concentration in more than 10% of samples is greater than 0.015 mg/L (i.e. the 90th percentile lead level is greater than 0.015 mg/L). The copper action level is exceeded if the concentration in more than 10% of …

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Routine Sampling: Lead and Copper Rule

Lead and Copper samples must be collected and submitted to the Division according to your system’s monitoring schedule and Sample Site Plan. Failure to submit samples will result in a violation and 50 IPS points added to the systems IPS total. How to Collect a Lead and Copper Sample List of Labs Sampling Procedure Guidance …

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Sample Site Plan: Lead and Copper Rule

All community and non-transient non-community public water systems are required have and maintain an approved LCR Sample Site Plan. The Division has created an easy to use template that can be used and submitted through a waterlink portal account. How to Create a LCR Sample Site Plan Step 1: Create a portal account Follow the …

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Lead and Copper Rule

  WaterLink Lead-Free Schools Identifying Lead Pipes Utah Lead Coalition EPA Lead and Copper Rule Read Utah’s Lead and Copper Rule In 1991 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The LCR established a requirement for public drinking water systems classified as either community or non-community …

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Sandy City Drinking Water Update

DEQ’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW) continues to evaluate drinking-water sample results from Sandy City. Drinking Water Director Marie Owens issued the following update on sampling results on February 24, 2019.

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January 15, 2019 Agenda: Drinking Water Board

Meeting Materials Packet (4 MB) Minutes (86 KB) EPA Grant Request WIIN December 19, 2018 (864 KB) Board Members’ Handbook (787 KB) DWSRF 101 (9 KB) Programmatic Financing (2 MB) January 15, 2019 Board Member Training – 12:00 p.m. Multi Agency State Office Building – 3rd Floor Red Rocks 195 North 1950 West Salt Lake …

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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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Technical Assistance
2018 State of the Environment Report (DW)

DDW works with water-system operators and public-health officials when contaminants threaten drinking-water systems or sources. This spring and summer, DDW provided technical, engineering, and public-health advice when floods, fires, and E. coli contamination jeopardized drinking water supplies. Drinking water contamination can occur when: Harmful bacteria enter the water Accidents, power outages, or heavy water use …

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Certification and Training
2018 State of the Environment Report (DW)

Certified Operator training and technical and engineering support, particularly for smaller rural water systems, are critical for the safe delivery of water to residents. Utah has 789 small water systems that serve less than 500 people. Since many operators for small water systems work on a part-time or voluntary basis, they depend heavily on DDW …

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