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Consulting Engineers and Groundwater Professionals

Designing Drinking Water Projects

Engineering plans and specifications for public drinking water system projects must be prepared by a professional engineer licensed in Utah.

Designing New Treatment Facilities

When designing a new treatment facility for a client, the following information may help.

  • Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV)
    EPA’s ETV Program will conclude operations in 2013. The program, a public-private partnership between EPA and nonprofit testing and evaluation organizations, has verified the performance of innovative technologies. A number of treatment processes have undergone rigorous testing under the ETV program. If a particular treatment process is a “verified technology,” it may be accepted in Utah without further pilot plant testing. Contact Nathan Lunstad (nlunstad@utah.gov(385) 239-5974 for further information.
  • Membrane Filtration for Treating Surface Sources
    Utah Division of Drinking Water Policy.
  • National Database of Water Treatment Technologies (Results)
    The National Environmental Services Center is devoted to protecting the public health and environment of the nation’s small communities by providing wastewater information and assistance.

Source Protection Plans and New Source Reviews

Each well and spring serving a public drinking water system (with some minor exceptions) must have a source protection plan. Groundwater Professionals are not currently licensed in Utah. However, source protection plans should be developed by an individual having experience in this discipline. Plans must be drawn up in accordance with the requirements specified on DDW’s Source Protection page.

Developing a new drinking water source can be challenging. For further information on the new source review process, go to Common Concerns About Developing New Sources.

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