DAR File No. 39186

This notice was published in the April 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Drinking Water

Rule R309-510

Facility Design and Operation: Minimum Sizing Requirements

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39186
Filed: 03/13/2015 07:57:30 AM


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

This rule is promulgated by the Drinking Water Board as authorized by Subsection 19-4-104(1)(a)(ii). The Drinking Water Board may make rules governing the design, operation, and maintenance of public water systems.

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

In December of 2014, the Office of the Legislative Auditor General submitted a report entitled "A Review of the Division of Drinking Water's Minimum Source Sizing Requirements" to the Utah State Legislature. The report commented directly upon the source size requirements included in Rule R309-510. The report recommended that the Division of Drinking Water reevaluate the minimum source sizing requirements and clarify the regulatory process for requesting a reduction in the minimum size of a source needed. It also confirmed the benefit of having a rule like Rule R309-510 to regulate the size of the source needed by public water systems. There have been no other comments received in support or opposition of 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 new water sources, storage facilities, and distribution systems for public water systems will be sized to reliably provide an adequate supply of drinking water to the people of the state of Utah.

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

Environmental Quality
Drinking WaterRoom Third Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Bernie Clark at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0092, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Ken Bousfield, Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2015/b20150401.pdf. 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 Bernie Clark at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0092, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.