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PFAS National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

On April 26, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the first-ever national drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) through the issuance of Maximum Contamination Levels or MCLs.

The PFAS MCLs are legally enforceable limits for community and non-transient, non-community water systems. Water systems must complete initial monitoring by April 26, 2027 and must be fully in compliance with the MCLs by April 26, 2029.

Learn more about the PFAS regulation

Lead Service Line Inventories

The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) will go into effect on October 16, 2024. All Community and Non-Transient Non-Community water systems will need to develop service line inventories. Resources, funding and technical assistance opportunities are available to aid systems in meeting this requirement.

FREE Lead Testing for Schools & Child Care Providers

Under new state law, all public and private schools in Utah are required to test all drinking water fixtures for lead. Testing must be completed by December 31, 2023. 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.

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.

 Map of Drinking Water Labs in Utah

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

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 mcmathie@utah.gov) (385) 499-0919

Nathan Lunstad, Inteim Director, Divison of Drinking Water

Nathan Lunstad, P.E.

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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