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Board of Water Resources Meetings

The Utah Board of Water Resources will be holding their meetings 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 

Published June 11, 2021

Extreme drought continues to plague the state, so the Utah Division of Water Resources has replaced its traditional lawn watering guide with an “Extreme Drought Watering Guide” to reflect drought actions. The “Drought Watering Guide” replaces the popular Weekly Lawn Watering Guide (we hope temporarily) and focuses on “survival watering.” While extreme drought conditions exist, …

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Published June 9, 2021

Compliments? Or complaints? The Hall of Fame or Shame was created in 2017 in response to requests from the public for a reporting tool to shine the spotlight on waterwise behavior – as well as point out water waste. The fame option allows citizens to report their own or another’s great waterwise behavior, which we …

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Published June 9, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (June 8, 2021) – Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox issued another executive order further restricting water use at state facilities. He also announced a prohibition on fireworks for all state and unincorporated lands. “All indicators show this could be the worst drought year on record,” Gov. Cox said. “Utah state government is …

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