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The Board recently prepared a Resolution regarding Security Vulnerability Assessments & Emergency Response Plans
Utah Drinking Water Annual Compliance Report 2002
Entry Point/Common Aquifer Policy: The Division has finalized our policy that allows chemical sampling for sources that combine at an entry point to the distribution system, and sources in a common aquifer. For a common entry point grouping, the policy states in order to maintain the entry point status that systems must submit to DDW a sampling plan. If your system has sources in a common aquifer then you must apply for those sources to be grouped into a sampling station. The requirements for this application are in the Entry Point and Common Aquifer Policy. The deadlines for your system to submit either the sampling plan or the common aquifer application are in the policy.
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Do you manage or operate an EXISTING Public Drinking Water System?
- 2006 Survey of Community Water Systems (includes average water bill information)
- You should be aware of the rules which govern the operation, maintenance and construction of any public drinking water system.
- You must take a minimum number of bacteriologic and chemical samples from your system. Samples must be analyzed by a certified laboratory. Monitoring waivers may be available for certain chemicals.
DDW_SAMPLING_POINTS.mdb (updated 6/2/10) is an Access database that provides an additional resource for Public Water Suppliers, Laboratories, and Sample Collectors. The database is a useful reference that will assist in the proper identification and labeling of Drinking Water Compliance Samples submitted to laboratories. Proper identification of Water System Facilities and their associated Sampling Points is crucial to improving data quality and allows for timely and accurate data reporting by means of electronic data submission directly from the laboratory to DDW.This database contains a number of tables derived from the DDW SDWIS database including tables of water systems, water system facilities, sampling points, analyte codes, and standard method codes as well as a table of Sampling Points specific to sampling for TTHM/HAA. Also provided is a query against these tables (qrySAMPLING_POINTS) that can retrieve details of water systems, water system facilities, and sampling points for all drinking water systems in Utah.
LabToState 2.1 (zip) [129MB]
- The water you deliver to your customers must meet certain quality standards.
- If your system fails to meet monitoring or quality requirements, you will be required to give public notice. Here are some templates to help you.
- Your water system will be periodically inspected and given a rating.
- Certain water systems must have a certified operator.
- If you treat your water, monthly operational reports must be sent to the Division of Drinking Water.
- Lead and Copper sampling is required for Community and Non-Transient Non-Community systems. To learn about the specific requirements of the rule please see Lead and Copper Rule (pdf). The Lead (pdf) and Copper (pdf) forms must be filled out and returned to DDW along with copies of the analytical results. Systems that treat for Corrosion Control need to fill out a Monthly Report (pdf). For current information about Lead in Utah (pdf) or Lead in our schools checklist (pdf), click the link. How does lead get into our drinking water (pdf)? Here's EPA sampling information about lead in day care facilities (pdf) (over 7MB) and lead in schools (pdf) (over 4MB).
- You may be required to have a source protection plan for each of your sources.
- Developing new drinking water sources can be challenging. See Guidance for Developing New Drinking Water Sources.
- If you are constructing a new well, a Well Approval Checklist is available.
- You must notify the Division of Drinking Water before the construction of any new facility (e.g. storage tank, treatment facility, well source, distribution system improvements). Construction must not commence until plan approval is obtained from the Division. Once constructed, the facility shall not be put into operation until an operating permit is obtained.
- Financial assistance for constructing new facilities may be available.
- You must have a cross-connection control program in place - see also R309-105(12).
For additional information contact Mike Moss
- Cross Connection Program Training - Schedule (updated 1/9/2013)
- Backflow Technician Certification - Class I - Cross Connection Control Administrator Certification - Class Schedule (updated 11/21/12)
- Certified Backflow Technician testers listed by Name (pdf) as of 4/15/2013 (use the search feature in Adobe Reader to find by License #).
- Systems serving 500 or more connections must have a water management and conservation plan. See Utah Division of Water Resources - Conservation Plans for further information.
- You may be required to send your customers a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) every year.
- Some water systems are required to conduct a Vulnerability Assessment. All systems are encouraged to have an emergency response plan (pdf) in place. In many areas of the state the possibility of earthquake damage must be realistically considered.
- You should be generally aware of what diseases can be transmitted through drinking water. Recognizing Waterborne Disease is a website that is intended for health care professionals. It may be interest to water suppliers. Registration is required.
- Non-governmental technical assistance is available to you through various local professional organizations including the Rural Water Association of Utah and the Intermountain Section of the American Water Works Association. The Utah Water Quality Alliance is a group of Utah water suppliers working to optimize the performance of surface water treatment plants. The National Drinking Water Clearinghouse provides on-line resources for water suppliers.