News & Announcements
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 $434,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to cover the cost of
testing. Interested facilities should apply by March 31, 2020, for the best chance to receive grant money.
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be holding a public hearing for DEQ Fiscal Year 2021 fee schedule. The proposed DEQ fee schedule includes substantial changes to the Division of Drinking Water fee items.
The Drinking Water Board authorized the Division of Drinking Water on August 27, 2019, to initiate rulemaking for revising R309-400, Improvement Priority System and Public Water System Ratings (IPS Rule). Please visit our website ips.utah.gov for detailed information.
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(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.
(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.