Utah Drinking Water regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Public water suppliers: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 309-100 to 309-705

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Construction: R309-105-6 and R309-500 to 309-550

Monitoring: R309-105-5 and R309-200 to 309-225

Operation and maintenance: R309-105-10

Operator certification: R309-105-11 and R309-300

Backflow prevention: R309-305-1 to 309-305-12

Report submittal: R309-105-15

Emergencies: R309-105-18

Water system rating: R309-400-1 to 309-400-12

Miscellaneous treatment methods: R309-535-1 to 309-535-13

Water distribution systems: R309-550

Water well drillers: R655-4-1 to 655-4-13

Water well driller's license: R655-4-3

Provisions for water well drilling: R655-4-8

Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLFP): R309-700 to 309-705

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements