The Health Department Drinking Water Safety Program protects public health by helping to ensure Summit County has safe drinking water. The program protects public health by helping prevent water-related illness. We work with individual well owners and owners of community water systems, and offer these services:
- Providing water testing facilities for individual and public water systems.
- Providing information and answering questions about safe drinking water.
- Investigating suspected water-related illnesses.
- Making sure building projects have safe drinking water before building permits are issued.
- Helping to ensure that new public water system wells are located away from potential contamination sources.
- Reviewing plans and monitoring water quality for small public water systems. (The State of Utah reviews and monitors large systems.)
- Maintaining drinking water records with information about large and small public water systems, including water test results.
- Assisting the Utah Division of Drinking Water with drinking water programs.
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Summit County has an in-house laboratory facility to test for bacteria in drinking water. We provide this service for individuals and community water systems. Individuals may test their water if they have a private well, or if they want to check water that comes from a community system. Community systems are required to test their water on a regular basis, and the lab reports these results to the State Department of Environmental Quality. Water testing and proof of potable water availability are frequently required for building permits.
The Health Department offers drinking water safety tests starting at $20 per test. Please call 435-336-3234 for more information.
Public water systems are regulated by the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. The State Drinking Water Division provides information to water system owners and managers on how to achieve compliance with state water quality and wellhead protection requirements. Summit County approves and monitors smaller water systems, while the State of Utah approves and monitors larger systems.
Summit County’s Environmental Health Division also monitors the quality of surface water found in our county’s rivers, streams and lakes. We manage watershed planning and planning issues related to ground water and water quality.