The State of Utah’s Nonpoint Source (NPS) program was established in 1990 and is administered by the Division of Water Quality. Utah’s NPS program is focused on improving the water quality of impaired waterbodies through a voluntary and incentive based approach. The incentive offered to cooperators is financial assistance to off-set the cost of implementing projects that protect and improve water quality. These projects employ a suite of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and follow the watershed based planning strategy contained within the Statewide NPS Management Plan and appendices.
Funding for Nonpoint Source Related Projects
The Utah Division of Water Quality provides state and federal funding to reduce NPS pollution in priority watersheds throughout the state.
Watershed Projects and Success Stories
2019 NPS Management Plan
The complete Utah Non-point Source Management Plan minus the Appendices.
Appendices to the NPS Management Plan
- Appendix A.—Common Best Management Practices Implemented in Utah
- Appendix B.—Utah Water Quality Task Force Charter
- Appendix C.—Utah Nonpoint Source Pollution Information and Education Strategy
- Appendix D.—Utah Anti Degradation Policy
- Appendix E.—Urban and Suburban Utah Storm Water Management Plan
- Appendix F.—Utah Nonpoint Source Management Plan for Abandoned Mines in Utah
- Appendix G.—Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan for Hydrologic Modifications
- Appendix H.—Utah’s Forest Water Quality Guidelines
- Appendix I.—Analysis of the EPA Eight Key Elements for the Utah NPS Program and 2018 Revisions
- Appendix J.—Utah Nonpoint Source Pollution
- Appendix K.—Letters of Approval
Utah Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program Annual Report:
- 2019 (6 MB)
- 2018 (4 MB)
- 2017 (5.62 MB)
- 2016 (4.63 MB)
- 2015 (5.11 MB)
- 2014 (4.71 MB)
- 2012 (4.88 MB)
- 2011 (2.41 MB)
- 2010 (2.33 MB)
- 2009 (7.31 MB)
Water Quality Task Force
The Water Quality Task Force is made up of representatives from State, Federal, and private agencies and organizations. The Task Force meets quarterly to discuss water quality issues and determine how they should be addressed. A charter describing the responsibilities and expectations of the Task Force has been established and is found in the appendices of the Statewide NPS Management Plan.
- Water Quality Task Force Charter (254.68 KB)
- Water Quality Task Force: Agendas and Minutes
Other Relevant NPS Topics
- Ag Waste Management Producer’s Website
- EPA NPS Success Stories Website
- Utah Citizen Monitoring Program
- Utah Nonpoint Source MOU (1.46 MB)
Utah Watershed Coordinating Council
If you have questions, contact Jim Bowcutt (801) 536-4336.