New Public Drinking Water System Application
Complete a New Public Drinking Water System Application (585 KB) and submit it to the Division of Drinking Water.
Constructing a New Industrial or Commercial Facility
There are likely other environmental concerns besides the construction of a new water supply. You may need to address, for instance, industrial waste disposal.
If it is likely that several DEQ agencies will need to review the plans, we strongly recommend:
- Pre-Design Meeting
Contact DEQ and request a Pre-design meeting.
- Permitting Guided Tour (Permit Wizard)
Consult this guide for a summary of permitting requirements for all Utah DEQ agencies.
Construction Approval Process
Engineering plans and specifications for all public drinking water projects must be approved by DDW prior to construction. Plans and specifications must be prepared by a Utah-licensed professional engineer. Facilities must be designed in accordance with Facility Design and Operation Rules see R309-500 through 550.
New Source Development
Those wishing to create a new public drinking water system must pay particular attention to the rules governing the location, design, and construction of new drinking water sources (e.g., wells or springs). See New Source Approval.
Other Regulatory Agencies
You may be subject to the regulations of the:
- Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
- Utah Division of Real Estate
- Utah Public Service Commission
Those planning a new public drinking water system should be fully aware of the requirements which they will be subject to.
- Refer to Managing or Operating an Existing Public Drinking Water System
A summary of what water systems operators must address.