File No. 33482

This notice was published in the April 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Drinking Water

Rule R309-400

Water System Rating Criteria

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33482
Filed: 03/22/2010 04:55:37 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Subsection 19-4-104(1)(a) authorizes the Drinking Water Board to make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, that provide for monitoring, record-keeping and reporting of water quality; and Section 19-4-105 authorizes the Drinking Water Board to make rules more stringent than the corresponding federal regulations. Rule R309-400 prioritizes the rules made with authorization of Subsection 19-4-104(1)(a) and the priorities are set as more stringent than current federal regulations, as per Section 19-4-105.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments have been received either in support or opposing this rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The continuation of this rule will ensure that public drinking water systems in Utah are prioritizing each issue that they must address and it shows the Division of Drinking Water which systems to prioritize for compliance. It is used to evaluate the water system's standard of operation and service delivered in compliance with the other rules encompassed in Rules R309-100 through R309-705. This effort will greatly assist in protecting the quality and safety of the drinking water from the source through vast distribution systems to the end consumer, the public.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Environmental Quality
Drinking Water
150 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Rachael Cassady at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4467, by FAX at 801-536-4211, or by Internet E-mail at



Authorized by:

Ken Bousfield, Director

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Rachael Cassady at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4467, by FAX at 801-536-4211, or by Internet E-mail at