Managing or Operating an Existing Public Drinking Water System

Bacteriologic and Chemical Samples
A minimum number of bacteriologic and chemical samples must be taken from your system. Samples must be analyzed by a certified laboratory. Monitoring waivers may be available for certain chemicals.

Certified Operator
Certain water systems must have a certified operator.

Conservation Plans—Utah Division of Water Resources
Systems serving 500 or more connections must have a water management and conservation plan.

Construction Approval Process
The Division of Drinking Water must be notified before the construction of any new facility (e.g., storage tank, treatment facility, well source, or distribution system improvements). Construction must not commence until plan approval is obtained, and once constructed, the facility cannot be put into operation until an operating permit is obtained.

Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)
You may be required to send your customers an annual Consumer Confidence Report.

Cross-connection Control Program
A cross-connection control program must be in place. See R309-105(12) for the rule. For additional information, contact Gary Rager (801) 536-4498.

DDW Sampling Points
An Access database that provides an additional resource for Public Water Suppliers, Laboratories, and Sample Collectors. The database is a useful reference that assists in the proper identification and labeling of Drinking Water Compliance Samples submitted to laboratories. Proper identification of Water System Facilities and their associated sampling points is crucial to improving data quality and allows for timely and accurate data reporting by means of electronic data submission directly from the laboratory to DDW. This database contains a number of tables derived from the DDW SDWIS database, including tables of water systems, water system facilities, sampling points, analyte codes, and standard method codes, as well as a table of sampling points specific to sampling for TTHM/HAA. A query against these tables (qrySAMPLING_POINTS) is also provided that can retrieve details of water systems, water system facilities, and sampling points for all drinking water systems in Utah. (Updated 06/02/10)

Developing New Sources
Development of new water sources can be a challenging because a number of issues must be addressed. It is important that well drillers, consulting engineers, and groundwater consultants fully understand the review process.

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance for constructing new facilities may be available.

Fluoridating Drinking Water in Davis and Salt Lake Counties
Salt Lake and Davis counties have ordinances mandating the fluoridation of their drinking water supplies.

Rules Governing Operation, Maintenance, and Construction
These rules govern the operation, maintenance, and construction of any public drinking water system.

LabToState 2.1 | Installation Guide
To electronically submit drinking water sample results to SDWIS/XML Sampling for processing and permanent storage in a SDWIS/STATE database, the sample results must be formatted in XML documents. SDWIS/LabToState assists laboratories and primacy agencies with the formatting and validation of XML documents. (129MB)

Lead and Copper Sampling
Lead and copper sampling is required for community and non-transient non-community systems.

Monthly Operational Reports
If you treat your water, monthly operational reports must be sent to the Division of Drinking Water.

Public Notice
If a system fails to meet monitoring or quality requirements, it will be required to give public notice. There are templates that may help.

Quality Standards
The water delivered to customers must meet certain quality standards.

Source Protection Plan
A source protection plan may be required for each source.

Technical Assistance
Non-governmental technical assistance is available through various local professional organizations.