Extreme drought and climate change have highlighted the need for Utah to stretch our water supply and improve efficiency. The Division of Water Resources follows legislation as part of its mission to plan, conserve, develop and protect Utah’s water resources. Water legislation may directly result in funding, actions or adjustments that impact how we enact our mission. You can track legislation at the Utah State Legislature site.
Note that not all water legislation applies to the division. Other state agencies that deal with water include the Department of Agriculture and Food, Division of Drinking Water, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Division of Water Rights, Division of Water Quality and Office of Administrative Rules.
2022 and 2023 were record years for water legislation. Read more in the tabs below.