Category: Plan Review

  • Plan Review and Operating Permits

    Plan Review Plans and specifications for a public drinking water project must be reviewed and approved by the Division of Drinking Water before a public water system begins construction. This includes projects that construct, modify, or add to a drinking water facility and any activity that affects the quality or quantity of drinking water provided.…

  • Exceptions to Rule Requirements

    Exceptions to Requirements of R309-500 through 550 The Director of the Division of Drinking Water may grant exceptions to the requirements of R309-500 through 550. A public water system unable to meet the design, construction, or operational requirements of these rules may request an exception if it can provide an alternative to the rule requirement…

  • Engineering and Plan Review

    Engineers with the Division of Drinking Water review plans and specifications for public drinking water projects and issue operating permits for public water system facilities. Information about plan review and related engineering requirements is provided below. Checklists, Forms, and Other Documents Design and Construction Rules (R309-500 to 550) Engineering Staff Exceptions to Rule Requirements Hydraulic…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Engineering Staff

    Engineers with the Division of Drinking Water generally review drinking water projects in the northwest quarter of the state, including the Wasatch Front. DEQ District Engineers review projects in the rest of the state. Contact information for DDW Engineers and DEQ District Engineers is provided below. See DDW Plan Review County Assignments (442 KB) for…

  • Forms: Division of Drinking Water

    Find Drinking Water forms, applications, and checklists here.

  • Capacity Development: Division of Drinking Water

    The Capacity Development Program is a fundamental component of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments. The SDWA Amendments provide the framework for states and water systems to work together to protect public health. Capacity Development is designed to promote financially viable, resilient drinking water systems capable of complying with the SDWA as well…

  • MAGI by Zip Code

    2021 MAGI by Zip Code (Utah) Statewide MAGI = $51,600

  • MAGI by City

    2021 MAGI by City (Utah) Statewide MAGI = $51,600

  • Federal State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program: Drinking Water

    The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996. Congress appropriates funding for the DWSRF. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency then awards capitalization grants to states, which in turn may provide low-cost loans and other types of financial assistance to eligible public water systems to finance the costs…

  • Drinking Water Construction Assistance Programs

    The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) administers two financial assistance programs. Each program has its own unique set of criteria and requirements but utilizes a new combined

  • Managing or Operating an Existing Public Drinking Water System

    Bacteriologic and Chemical SamplesA minimum number of bacteriologic and chemical samples must be taken from your system. Samples must be analyzed by a waivers may be available for certain chemicals. Certified OperatorCertain water systems must have a certified operator. Conservation Plans—Utah Division of Water ResourcesSystems serving 500 or more connections must have a water management…

  • New Public Water Systems

    New Public Drinking Water System Application Complete the new Public Water System Information Form and submit it to the Division of Drinking Water. Constructing a New Industrial or Commercial Facility There are likely other environmental concerns besides the construction of a new water supply. You may need to address, for instance, industrial waste disposal. If…

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