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Storm Water Permits:
UPDES Permits

The Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) is the Utah version of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which is the permit system mandated by § 402 of the Clean Water Act to control pollutants in waters of the U.S., including storm water. The Utah Storm Water Program is part of the UPDES Program. The Storm Water Program regulates storm water discharges from three potential sources:

Operators of these sources may be required to obtain a Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) Storm Water permit before they can discharge. The purpose of the permit is to prevent storm water runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters such as streams, rivers, or lakes.

Utah Storm Water Advisory Committee (USWAC)

The Utah Storm Water Advisory Committee (USWAC) was formed on December 9, 2003. The Committee Serves as an agent to address a variety of storm water issues statewide, including Phase I and Phase II Implementation, Underground Injection Wells for Storm Water, SW Treatment Design Criteria, and Storm Water Education.

2020 Committee Chair

Scott Bird, Utah County

Mission Statement

The Utah Storm Water Advisory Committee will coordinate their efforts to reduce storm water pollution and provide adequate flood control. The committee will evaluate and define governing regulations, disseminate information, promote efficient training, and assist local municipalities and other interested parties to implement best management practices that are consistent with their individual needs and resources. The committee will also support efforts of State and federal agencies to implement necessary storm water regulations that are economically feasible.

Storm Water Resources

Fact Sheets

Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Low Impact Development

Phase II

EPA Resource List of Storm Water Sites

Program Contacts


Jeanne Riley (801) 536-4369

Municipal Storm Water

Trisha DiPaola (801) 536-4193

Construction Storm Water

Ryan Curtin (801) 536-4368

Industrial Storm Water

Lisa Stevens (801) 536-4386

Storm Water Specialist

Carl Adams (801) 536-4330

Storm Water Inspectors


Storm Water Database (801) 536-4300

DWQ and DAQ Contacts for Construction, Industrial and Municipal Operations (446 KB)

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