Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Drinking Water
Utah Drinking Water Board
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Water Rights
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The state generally follows the rules under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and has some additional requirements for public water supply testing and monitoring. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the state "primacy" for enforcing the SDWA in Utah. See the national section DRINKING WATER for additional information regarding primacy and the SDWA.
Utah follows the federal primary drinking water standards and monitoring requirements for maximum contaminant levels (MCL), but also has established additional requirements for sulfate, nickel, and sodium.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Drinking Water acts as the administrative arm ...