News and Announcements

Utah Lake Preservation Fund Grant Program

During the 2022 General Session, the Utah Legislature created the $30 million Utah Lake Preservation Fund using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The Utah Division of Water Quality is administering a competitive grant program for Utah Lake water quality projects. To be eligible, the projects must provide a water quality benefit, reside in the Utah Lake watershed and be ARPA eligible.

Southern Utah Reuse Grant Program

During the 2022 session, the legislature appropriated $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding appropriations for “wastewater reuse projects in Southern Utah with priority for projects that mitigate the impacts of drought on rural communities and the agricultural sector.” The Water Quality Board has defined that any reuse project located in the Central, Southeastern, and Southwest districts will be considered for funding, excluding any projects that are located in the Great Salt Lake watershed. Grant fund applications must be received by October 17, 2022.

DWQ Releases Final EPA-Approved 2022 Integrated Report

The Integrated Report (IR) assesses the quality of surface waters in the state and identifies waterbodies that are not meeting water quality standards. After a public comment period of the draft IR in November 2021, DWQ responded to comments and submitted the final IR on February 8th, 2022. On March 8th, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent their approval letter of Utah’s 2022 IR’s 303(d) list of impaired waters. The 2022 IR is now the most up-to-date EPA-approved report on Utah’s water quality. Visit the 2022 Integrated Report page for more information.

Utah Inland Port Storm Water Sampling and Analysis Plan

A Sampling and Analysis Plan was prepared by DWQ for the collection of storm water samples required to establish baseline water quality conditions associated with the Utah Inland Port (UIP) and quantify impacts to water quality before, during and following development. This information will help direct the implementation of best management practices and mitigation measures to protect and improve water quality within the UIP area. Visit DEQ’s Inland Port Monitoring page for more information.

Public Notices

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John Mackey, Director

P.O. Box 144870
Salt Lake City, Utah
Phone: (801) 536-4300
FAX: (801) 536-4301



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