Improvement Priority System

IPS Purpose

The purpose of the IPS rule is to help the Division assign compliance ratings to water systems and prioritize enforcement actions based on points assessed for noncompliance with drinking water rules

How to Submit Corrections for Minor Deficiencies

You have a MINOR deficiency on your IPS report, or a new one is found during a site visit; how do you resolve it?

Minor Deficiency

Do you know how to correct this minor deficiency? (Add a screen, downturn a vent, add smoothed nose sample tap, etc.?)

Technical assistance and instructions will be sent to the system to correct the deficiency. After the water system corrects the deficiency as requested, send photographic proof along with an IPS Deficiency Correction Notice to ddwips@utah.gov, and the points will be removed from the system’s IPS report.

How to Submit Corrections for Significant Deficiencies

If you have a SIGNIFICANT deficiency on your IPS report, please be mindful of how long it has been there and how long it will take to properly correct the deficiency. After 120 days (30 days if found on a Level 2 Assessment) you are eligible to receive a violation for failure to fix this deficiency in the given time frame. This is a type 45 violation and is 50 extra points on the water system’s IPS report.

Significant Deficiency

If you have a significant deficiency on your IPS report, or a new one is found during a site visit, and you cannot fix it in the given time period; what do you do?

  • If the allotted time has NOT passed, and a type 45 violation has NOT been issued, contact the DDW Enforcement Team at (801) 536-4200, or go to requestcap.utah.gov. Request more time to fix the significant deficiency by filling out and submitting the online form.
  • If the allotted time HAS Passed and a violation has been issued, contact the DDW Enforcement Team at (801) 536-4200 and see what options you have available to keep your system off the not approved list.

Once your significant deficiency has been resolved, send photographic proof along with an IPS Deficiency Correction Notice (279 KB) to ddwips@utah.gov. If the deficiency has been resolved correctly, the points and if needed the violation will be removed from the water system’s IPS report.

Who to Contact About Deficiencies?

Physical Facility Points

Jennifer Yee
(jyee@utah.gov)
(385) 515-1501

Cross Connection Points

Gary Rager
(grager@utah.gov)
(385) 549-7609

Source Protection Points

Deidre Beck
(dbeck@utah.gov)
(385) 271-7046

Exception to DDW rules

Michael Newberry
(mnewberry@utah.gov)
(385) 515-1464

How to Submit Corrections for Violations

You have a violation on your IPS report; what do you need to do to return it to compliance? Take the missing sample or submit the missing report and work with the rule manager listed below.

Who Can Help Me?

Significant Deficiency Violations

Jennifer Yee
(jyee@utah.gov)
(385) 515-1501

Lead & Copper Violations

Luke Treutel
(ltreutel@utah.gov)
(385) 258-6084

Chemical Rule Violations

Emily Frary
(emilyfrary@utah.gov)
(385) 515-5217

Microbial Rule Violations

Sitara Federico
(sfederico@utah.gov)
(385) 515-1459

Microbial Rule Violation (Code 36)

Morgan Vineyard
(morganvineyard@utah.gov)
(385) 707-6562

Consumer Confidence Report

Brandi Smith
(brandismith@utah.gov)
(385) 515-1650

Surface Water Treatment

Sarah Page
(sepage@utah.gov)
(385) 272-5778