Drinking Water Laws and Rules

State and Federal Laws

The Utah Safe Drinking Water Act (Title 19, Chapter 4 of the Utah Code) empowers the Utah Drinking Water Board to enact rules pertaining to public water systems. Those rules are listed below.

Congress has passed a Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (US EPA) which empowers the EPA to adopt and enforce rules which must be met by each public water system in the nation. By agreement with the EPA, Utah administers the federal act within the state. Thus, Utah’s laws and rules regarding public drinking systems are in conformity with federal rules. Public water suppliers in Utah should refer to the Utah laws and rules.

Drinking Water Rules

Each rule shown on this page is provided in two versions:

  • DAR Version
    The Utah Division of Administrative Rules (DAR) compiles and publishes all State rules. Any link tagged “DAR” opens the DAR version of the rule. For an index of all DAR published drinking water rules see Title R309. Environmental Quality, Drinking Water.
  • DDW Version
    The Utah Division of Drinking Water (DDW) maintains its own version of the rules, tagged as “DDW Version.” The DDW version contains user-friendly formatting and, in some cases, guidance language not available in the DAR version. Furthermore, DDW versions are kept up to date. This is the recommended version.

Disclaimer

  • The rules provided on this and DAR’s Website are not the official, legal versions of the rules, which are kept in an internal DAR administered database. To obtain the legal version, contact DAR.
  • Alternatively, the legal version of the rules may be obtained in hard (paper) copy.
  • On this website, an attempt is made to post rules in an accurate and timely manner, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Series 100—Administration of the Drinking Water Program

R309-100 (DAR): Administration of the Drinking Water Program

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 8, 2017
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (11/12/17)

R309-105 (DAR): General Responsibilities of Public Water Systems

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 8, 2017
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (11/12/17) Also see: For Water Suppliers

R309-110 (DAR): Definitions

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 8, 2017
DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (11/12/17)

R309-115 (DAR): Administrative Procedures

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 29, 2011
DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)


Series 200—Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring, Reporting and Record Maintenance

R309-200 (DAR): Drinking Water Standards

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 4, 2009
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
Guidance: Summary of R309-103 (To Be Revised)
Guidance: Public Notification Templates

R309-205 (DAR): Source Monitoring

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
See also: Monitoring and Reporting Program
Guidance: Obtaining Waivers From Monitoring Requirements
Guidance: Public Notification Templates

R309-210 (DAR): Distribution System Monitoring Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)
See also: Monitoring and Reporting Program
Guidance: Public Notification Templates

R309-211 (DAR): Distribution System Monitoring Requirements – Total Coliform Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: May 1, 2016
DDW Version:| PDF DOC | (05/01/16)
See also: Monitoring and Reporting Program
Guidance: Public Notification Templates

R309-215 (DAR): Treatment Plant Monitoring Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 21, 2010
DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)
Guidance: Public Notification Templates
Guidance: UV Reactor Monitoring and Reporting Protocol
[This document provides clarifications to R309-215-15(19)(d)(iii)]

R309-220 (DAR): Public Notification Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
DDW Version:| PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)
Guidance: Public Notification Templates

R309-225 (DAR): Consumer Confidence Reports

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 24, 2009
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/01/16)


Series 300—Certification of Public Water System Operators and Backflow Technicians

R309-300 (DAR): Drinking Water System Operators

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 9, 2017
DDW Version: PDF | DOC
Guidance: Summary of R309-300

R309-305 (DAR): Backflow Technicians

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: October 15, 2004
DDW Version: PDF | DOC
Guidance: Summary of R309-302 To Be Revised
Guidance: Cross connection Control Policy


Series 400—Compliance Determinations and Enforcement

R309-400 (DAR): Water System Rating Criteria (Improvement Priority System)

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 22, 2016
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (12/22/16)
Guidance: Summary of R309-400

R309-405 (DAR): Administrative Penalties

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: March 8, 2006
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (10/12/13)


Series 500—Drinking Water Facility Construction Design and Operation

For guidance see Construction Approval Process.

R309-500 (DAR): Plan Review, Operation and Maintenance Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 7, 2017
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC
Penalty Fee for Construction without Plan Approval Policy
Penalty Fee for Construction without Plan Approval Flowchart

R309-505 (DAR): Minimum Treatment Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: September 13, 2005
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-510 (DAR): Minimum Sizing Requirements

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: July 15, 2015
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC
Map for Outside Irrigation Requirements Information Needed for Reduction in Source Sizing Requirements: PDF | DOC
Information Needed for Reduction in Storage Sizing Requirements: PDF | DOC

R309-511 (DAR): Hydraulic Modeling Rule

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: January 21, 2014
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-515 (DAR): Source Development

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: January 21, 2014
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-520 (DAR): Disinfection

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 16, 2015
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC
Guidance: UV Reactor Monitoring and Reporting Protocol
[This document supplements R309-520-8]

R309-525 (DAR): Conventional Surface Water Treatment

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 28, 2013
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-530 (DAR): Alternative Surface Water Treatment Methods

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 28, 2013
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC
Policy: Membrane Filtration for Treating Surface Sources

R309-535 (DAR): Miscellaneous Treatment Methods

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: March 7, 2017
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-540 (DAR): Pump Stations

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: February 15, 2009
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-545 (DAR): Drinking Water Storage Tanks

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment:11/10/14
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC

R309-550 (DAR): Transmission and Distribution Pipelines

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 9/10/15
DDW Version with Guidance: PDF | DOC
Hauling Drinking Water: Guidance | Checklist
Plan Review Checklist: Minimum Separation Exception


Series 600—Drinking Water Source Protection Management

For guidance, see Source Protection Program.

R309-600 (DAR): Source Protection For Ground-Water Sources

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: November 15, 2012
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
Guidance: Ground Water Source Protection User’s Guide

R309-605 (DAR): Source Protection for Surface Water Sources

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: August 27, 2001
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)
Guidance: Surface Water Source Protection User’s Guide


Series 700—Financial Assistance Programs

R309-700 (DAR): State Drinking Water Project Revolving Loan Program

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: July 1, 2011
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC |(05/23/14)

R309-705 (DAR): Federal Drinking Water Project Revolving Loan Program

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: July 1, 2011
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (05/23/14)


Series 800—Capacity Assessment of Public Drinking Water Systems

R309-800 (DAR): Capacity Development Program

Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: May 23, 2011
DDW Version: | PDF | DOC | (10/12/11)

Originally posted: January 18, 2018 at 9:55 am
Last updated: August 1, 2018 at 11:44 am
Categories: Drinking Water, Laws & Rules