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Utah State Water Agencies

Utah State Water Agencies

Within Utah State Government there are several agencies besides the Department of Environmental Quality that deal with water issues.

  • Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
    This agency administers rules pertaining to bottled water.
  • Utah Division of Administrative Rules
    Keeper of the State’s rules, including rules pertaining to water.
  • Utah Division of Water Resources
    The Utah Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Water Resources is involved with the funding of agricultural and municipal water projects. It also is involved with water resource planning activities for the State.
  • Utah Division of Water Rights
    Legally, all waters within the state are owned by the State of Utah. The Utah Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Water Rights administers a program that grants legal rights for the use of the State’s water. The Division also administers rules for the drilling of wells (as does the Division of Drinking Water), licenses well drillers, issues well-drilling permits, and conducts a dam safety program.