COVID-19

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The March 18 Board of Water Resources meeting has been rescheduled to April 9 at 2 p.m.

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 

2020 Water For Utah Report Image
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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Director Todd Adams
Published December 17, 2019

Todd D. Adams has been appointed to head the Utah Division of Water Resources. Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Brian Steed selected Adams to replace Eric Millis who retired after nearly 32 years with the division, six of those as the director.  Adams started his career with the division in 1990 after graduating from …

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Image of Eric Millis and Todd Adams
Published December 4, 2019

After serving as director of the Utah Division of Water Resources for the past six years, Eric Millis will retire from public service Dec. 16. Millis has spent nearly 32 years with the division working on a variety of projects that support the division’s mission to “plan, conserve, develop and protect Utah’s water resources.”

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