Category: Emergencies

  • Drought Guidance for Public Water Systems

    Utah is experiencing extreme drought and as the drought wears on and conditions worsen, all public water systems should be prepared to take decisive action to mitigate water shortages and water quality issues. The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is here to support public water systems by providing technical assistance, emergency response, permitting support, and emergency…

  • Consumer Information About Drinking Water

    Information about drinking water for consumers and citizens.

  • 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 certified laboratory. Monitoring 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…

  • Water Hauling Approval

    The Director of the Division of Drinking Water has the authority to regulate the use of hauled water by Public Water Systems in Utah through UAC R309-550-10 (Water Hauling). Public Water Systems may only use water hauling during emergencies or under the specific conditions described in UAC R309-550-10. Proposals for water hauling must be submitted…

  • Emergency Preparedness: Division of Drinking Water

    Information on emergency water storage and treatment is available from the following sites: Food and Water in an Emergency (US FEMA) Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery Be Ready Utah for Family, Business, School and Community Water Emergency Preparedness Visit the Utah Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security home page for more information on disaster…

  • Home Water Storage for an Emergency

    This information is relevant for emergency water storage in containers of 55 gallons or less. If you are storing water in a container larger than 55 gallons or have an auxiliary water tank, please consult the following disinfection calculator and guidance. Amount of Water to Store The Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water…

  • Emergency Resources: Division of Drinking Water

    Resources for Emergencies Boil Order Guidance Documents These documents may be useful in notifying the public during a Boil Advisory event. Other Resources

  • Emergency Preparedness Documents: Division of Drinking Water

    These documents may be of value in the preparation of vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans: Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness From the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Bioterrorism: A Guide for Community Leaders and First Responders Published by the School of Public Health at New York Medical College. Emergency Response Guidebook Utah…

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