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Utah Drinking Water Permit (6-UT-c)

Drinking Water Permit Process

Public water systems are responsible for drinking water infastructure, though sometimes they will delegate this to their engineer or a developer's engineer. If a public drinking water system has a project that will affect "the quality or quantity of the drinking water provided," the project must undergo plan review by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality Division of Drinking Water.

6-UT-c.1 - Will this project provide a public water system to 25 or more people or 15 or more connections

A public water system is defined as a system to service 25 or more people or 15 or more connections. The system also must serve an average of 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year.

6-UT-c.2 - Project Notification Form

The project notification is submitted to the Division of Drinking Water along with the Supplemental Form for New Water System. The form includes a description of the project and identifies applicable project contacts. The plans and specifications are submitted to the Division for review. The Division aims to respond within thirty days, but the response time may depend on the complexity of the project. On occasion, the Division may review the project for several months.

6-UT-c.3 - Plan Approval Letter

The plan approval letter may contain terms and conditions for operating the drinking water system.

6-UT-c.4 - Operating Permit application

When the project is complete, the public water system must request an operating permit. Several documents may be required. The operating permit checklist should be used to ensure all appropriate documents are submitted and required actions have been accomplished.

6-UT-c.5 - Inspect project (optional)

The Division of Drinking Water has discretion to inspect the project. Usually inspections will be limited to more complex projects.

6-UT-c.6 - Operating Permit

The Division of Drinking Water issues an operating permit in a letter that allows the public water system to put the water infastructure into service.

6-UT-c.7 - Monitoring (if required)

Depending upon the project, there may be ongoing monitoring, sampling, and reporting requirements to the Division of Drinking Water. Typically, new water sources (wells and springs) have ongoing sampling requirements. A water treatment plan will have monitoring, sampling, and reporting requirements to confirm the treatment is effective. Generally, a monitoring schedule is attached to the operating permit, if required.

6-UT-c.8 - No permit needed; continue with project

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Contact Information

Edit Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Drinking Water Permitting and Engineering Contact 801.536.0054 bhart@utahabbazabbagov Visit Website