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News and Announcements

Guidance on Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems in Source Protection Zones

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has developed two reports, intended to address non-sewered areas across the state, where onsite wastewater disposal systems, otherwise known as septic tanks, are the preferred method for addressing wastewater. These documents are intended to assist local governments and Public Water Systems in the protection of groundwater resources.

PFAS and Drinking Water

(03/07/2022)–After over a year of monitoring and analysis for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) DDW has determined that there is a low risk for human exposure to PFAS through the state’s drinking water sources.

Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

(02/08/2022)–EPA recently finalized major changes to the Lead and Copper Rule. The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) will go into effect on October 16, 2024. There are things that water systems should get started on now.

COVID Resources

Map of Drinking Water Labs in Utah

The laboratories shown on this map may be able to perform the testing indicated.

FREE Lead Testing for Schools & Child Care Providers

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is encouraging schools and childcare facilities to apply for funds to test for lead in their drinking water after the agency received a $982,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to cover the cost of testing. DEQ will pay lab costs on behalf of the facility, so no reimbursement is needed.

September Webinar: Sampling Basics with Reed Hendricks

Join us LIVE every month! Drinking Water presents a topic that is important to drinking water professionals every month. We invite speakers to present about their area of expertise. Watching these 30 minute videos can get you .05 CEUs if you fill out the corresponding form.

Significant Changes to Cross Connection Control Rules

(11/5/2018)–The Drinking Water Board has adopted changes effective January 1, 2019, to the Cross Connection Control rules for both water systems and certifications. These changes will have an impact on a water system’s Cross Connection Control program and requirements for Cross Connection Control certifications. Water systems and certified individuals should familiarize themselves with these changes. Read more

Fee Changes

(11/5/2018)–Operator Certification and Cross Connection Certification fees changed, effective January 1, 2019. Read more

Water System Resources

Chlorine Reporting

GRAMA Requests

Can’t find the documents you’re looking for using EZ Records Search? Send us a GRAMA Request (19 KB). Have questions about GRAMA Requests? Contact Linda Ross (lpross@utah.gov) (801) 536-4205.

Tim Davis, Director
Tim Davis, Director

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