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The Division of Drinking Water (DDW) is working on revising the R309-400 rule (the Improvement Priority System or IPS rule) with an anticipated implementation date of January 1, 2020. Review the proposed changes and provide comments during the rule change process at ips.utah.gov.
(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.
(11/26/2018)–Operator Certification and Cross Connection Certification fees changed, effective January 1, 2019.
New Water Use Data Collection and Reporting Requirements for Public Water Systems (2018 Revisions to Utah Code 19-4
(07/21/2018)–Revisions to the Utah Safe Drinking Water Act, Utah Code 19-4, became effective on July 21, 2018. The revisions impose new requirements on Public Water Systems to collect and report water use data to the state of Utah.
In 2017, the EPA sent a letter recommending that schools test their drinking water for lead. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Utah Department of Health (DOH) are partnering with Utah schools to conduct voluntary sampling for lead in their drinking water.
- Adoption of Amendment to R309-500
The Division of Drinking Water adopted an amendment to the rule on November 7, 2017.