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Utah State Water Agencies
Within Utah State Government there are several agencies besides the Division of Drinking Water which deal with water. Links to these agencies are provided on this page.
- Utah Division of Water Quality (Dept. of Environmental Quality)
The Division of Water Quality deals primarily with the prevention of water pollution. It has programs to prevent the degradation of the state's rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs.
- Utah Division of Water Resources (Dept. of Natural Resources)
The Division of Water Resources is involved with the funding of agricultural and municipal water projects. It also is involved with water resource planning activities for the State.
- Utah Division of Water Rights (Dept. of Natural Resources)
Legally, all waters within the state are owned by the State of Utah. The Division of Water Rights administers a program which grants legal rights for the use of the State's water. The Division also administers rules for the drilling of wells (as does the Division of Drinking Water), licenses well drillers, issues well drilling permits and conducts a dam safety program.
- Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
This agency administers rules pertaining to bottled water.
- Utah Division of Administrative Rules
Keeper of the state's rules, including rules pertaining to water.