Category: Water Quality

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program: Monitoring: Water Quality

The purpose of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) Program is to ensure that the environmental data generated by the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) and its cooperators is of known and suitable quality and quantity to meet DWQ’s water quality monitoring goals and objectives. High-quality data enables DWQ to make sound decisions affecting …

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Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) principles mimic nature by using techniques that infiltrate, evapotranspire, and/or harvest/reuse the runoff generated from storm water to retain precipitation onsite. Traditional (non-LID) storm water conveyance systems carry precipitation offsite through a conventional “collect-and-convey” system of pipes, ditches, and storm drains.

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DWQ Currently Accepting Applications for 2020 Nonpoint Source Pollution Grants

Dear Water Quality Partners, The Division of Water Quality is accepting pre-proposals for Section 319 and State NPS funding through April 12th.Pre-proposals must be submitted using the NPS financial assistance form (47 KB) and submitted to Jim Bowcutt. Please provide as much specificity in your pre-proposal as possible including your ability to document the success of …

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Great Salt Lake Monitoring Program

Routine water-quality data collection helps the Division of Water Quality (DWQ) take appropriate actions to protect Great Salt Lake’s (GSL) beneficial uses. DWQ’s GSL monitoring program is designed to detect potential changes in water quality conditions, support the development of numeric and narrative water quality standards, guide discharge permitting decisions, and assess beneficial use attainment …

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Great Salt Lake Discharge Permitting Program

General Permitting Program The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) requires and issues Utah Pollution Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permits to all entities that discharge pollutants from a point source to waters of the state, including discharges of domestic and industrial wastewater along with more diffuse sources like stormwater. For domestic and industrial dischargers, these permits …

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