Category: Source Protection

Consulting Engineers and Groundwater Professionals

Designing Drinking Water Projects Engineering plans and specifications for public drinking water system projects must be prepared by a professional engineer licensed in Utah. Construction Approval Process Plans must be be approved prior to construction. Financial Assistance Programs Sometimes financial support is necessary for a project. Get information on how your client can obtain low-interest …

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Common Concerns About Developing New Drinking Water Sources

The development of a new source of water can be a challenging undertaking for a public water supplier or a consultant. There are a number of issues that must be addressed. To assure that a project unfolds smoothly, it is important that well drillers, consulting engineers, and groundwater consultants fully understand the review process. If …

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Managing or Operating an Existing Public Drinking Water System

Bacteriologic and Chemical Samples A 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 Operator Certain water systems must have a certified operator. Conservation Plans—Utah Division of Water Resources Systems serving 500 or more …

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Water Suppliers: Division of Drinking Water

Creating a New Public Drinking Water System Managing or Operating an Existing Public Drinking Water System Sanitary Surveys Other Resources Compliance Report 2002 Utah Drinking Water Annual Report. Entry Point/Common Aquifer Policy The Division has a policy that allows chemical sampling for sources that combine at an entry point to the distribution system, and sources …

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Protecting Drinking Water Sources

Source Water Collaborative Website Offers source water protection information from federal, state, and local source water protection organizations. Water Resources Management The National Association of Counties’ site provides technical and financial assistance to help counties manage and protect their water resources. Resources on Water Wise Landscaping Less watering = less fertilizer use = less pesticide …

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Developing Source Protection Plans

DEQ Interactive Map Information about drinking water facilities and source protection zones. The Interactive Map is great for water systems as they update their inventory of contamination sources. Besides drinking water information, the Interactive Map includes underground storage tanks, CERCLA sites, and other sites regulated by DEQ. At the Interactive Map Website, request access to …

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Hydraulic Fracturing and Drinking Water: Drinking Water Source Protection Program

Utah has significant reserves of natural gas and oil. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are important technologies which enable increased production of these essential natural resources. In Utah, we currently use about 2000 wells and springs as public drinking water supplies; and 33 of those wells and springs, in 22 public water systems, are located …

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Preparing Source Protection Plans

Want to Save Time, Money, or Both? Would you like the review of your next source protection submittal to go more smoothly? Review the list of common errors/omissions or click here to watch a video, and double check the document you plan to submit to make sure you’ve correctly addressed the items on the list. In all likelihood, …

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About the Drinking Water Source Protection Program

The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act required that all states develop source water assessment programs to assess the risk of accidental contamination of all drinking water sources. Source protection requirements are voluntary for EXISTING (i.e., plans and specifications submitted before July 26, 1993) ground-water sources serving transient non-community systems. Rules have been …

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Source Protection: Division of Drinking Water

How to use the Interactive Map, including Source protection data Submitting source protection documents electronically (05/05/15)—Standard formatting prior to submittal Protecting Drinking Water Sources Toolkit (11/13/14)—Now available: Opportunities to Protect Drinking Water and Advance Watershed Goals Through the Clean Water Act: A Toolkit for State, Interstate, Tribal and Federal Water Program Managers. Save Time, Money, …

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Training: Division of Drinking Water

Training Calendar Find training and relevant events near you. Provided by the Utah Water and Wastewater Training Coalition. Study Materials Find study guides, math formulas, presentations, and more to help you Become Certified. WaterLink Help How to use WaterLink. Videos and Screencasts Monthly Webinars Webinars air live every last/second-to-last Monday of the month. Watch past webinars …

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Water Cycle: From Cloud to Tap

By Kim Dyches It’s easy to take our drinking water for granted—we turn on our tap and just like that, we have clean water. In fact, Americans drink more than 1 billion glasses of tap water a day! But strict regulations to protect the quality of that drinking water are a relatively recent development. That’s …

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