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Board of Water Resources May 14 Meeting

The Utah Board of Water Resources will be holding their May 14 meeting electronically in order to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the agenda, meeting details and submit public comment online.

Water Resources Office Open with Limited Staff

In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Division will have limited staff in the office during this unprecedented time. As Governor Herbert requested, many of our teams will be teleworking.

Our first priority is to serve the public. Before coming into our offices, we ask that you first please call (801) 538-7230. You can also reach out to our section managers directly. Contact information is listed here.

Coronavirus Not Transmitted Via Water Supply

Because water is such a critical resource, it makes sense that people get concerned at the thought of something like COVID-19 disrupting the water supply. But when it comes to the coronavirus, a shutdown of the public water system is highly unlikely.

According to health officials, COVID-19 is primarily transmitted person-to-person – there is no indication that transmission can occur via drinking water supplies. Public water systems treat and disinfect water by chlorinating it. This process kills multiple pathogens and water-borne viral infections (including coronavirus) that can affect your health. More information.

Stay safe, be kind and keep washing your hands.

Helpful Resources

coronavirus.utah.gov – Utah’s official coronavirus website.

Utah State Parks COVID-19 Updates – Utah’s 44 state parks are great places to hike, discover, recreate, relax and enjoy the beauty Utah has to offer! Because information is changing as the coronavirus situation unfolds, please visit this webpage to check the status before you embark on an adventure to a state park. 

State, feds say no need for bottled water – Our drinking water is safe so no need to go too crazy on stocking up on bottled water. But DON’T flush paper towels, tissues, and even the so-called “flushable” wipes or you run the risk of causing a sewer backup. Deseret News 

Weekly Lawn Watering Guide Week of May 1 to 7 2020
Published April 30, 2020

Is it time to turn the sprinklers on? Check the Utah Division of Water Resources’ Weekly Lawn Watering Guide and find out. The guide is posted every Friday on the division’s Facebook page and website during the irrigation season to help Utahns target water needs in each county. 

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La Sal Mountain Loop on the Colorado River
Published April 9, 2020

As one of the seven states that make up the Colorado River Basin, Utah takes an active interest in this critically important river that provides water to 40 million people and 5 million acres of farmland. For the past three years, the Utah Division of Water Resources has partnered with the other basin states to …

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Published February 10, 2020

The Water For Utah overview provides a quick snapshot of the work the Division of Water Resources is doing to “plan, conserve, develop and protect” Utah’s water, as well as the role the Board of Water Resources plays. This information was presented to the Utah Legislature on Feb. 10.  Over the past 70 years, the Board …

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