Tag: Public Water Systems

drinking water

Sandy City Drinking Water Update

DEQ’s Division of Drinking Water (DDW) continues to evaluate drinking-water sample results from Sandy City. Drinking Water Director Marie Owens issued the following update on sampling results on February 24, 2019.

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Water System Classifications

A Water System is all lands and related facilities owned by a single entity, which are deemed necessary or convenient to deliver drinking water from a source to the service connection of consumers.

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DEQ, Schools Partner to Keep Kids Safe from Lead in Drinking Water

By Marie E. Owens   We have all heard about the lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Some of you may have wondered if anything like this could happen here in Utah. While the natural water chemistry in Michigan is different than we have here, the major cause of that city’s problem was a …

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Drinking Water: Boiling Water Woes

By Kim Dyches Following the recent news coverage about communities boiling their water, water customers may want to know if this contamination could have easily been prevented. The answer is YES. These contamination events were the result of a cross-connection between someone’s pressurized irrigation system and the culinary water line into their home. Contaminated water …

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Water Cycle: From Cloud to Tap

By Kim Dyches It’s easy to take our drinking water for granted—we turn on our tap and just like that, we have clean water. In fact, Americans drink more than 1 billion glasses of tap water a day! But strict regulations to protect the quality of that drinking water are a relatively recent development. That’s …

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