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Complete Health Indicator Report of Drinking Water: Public Water Use

Definition

A community water system (CWS) is a public water system that serves at least 15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. The public water use index provides some data to explore the relative importance of community water supplies as sources of drinking water and to provide context for subsequent CWS indicators/contaminants. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires data to be collected by the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) for a number of different types of public water systems of which CWS are a subset. The CWS represent non-transient public water systems that serve year round community residents. The range of state populations served by CWS as their primary residential drinking water source varies from 95% to as low as 40% within the United States. (Modified from the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network [NEPHTN] Nationally Consistent Data and Measures [NCDM] public water use document, version 3)

Numerator

Estimated population in each community water system based on number of connections. Estimations provided by the Division of Drinking Water (DDW) within the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ).

Denominator

No rates provided, not applicable.

Data Interpretation Issues

Population estimates are rough and may overestimate or underestimate the number of affected people. The estimates are based on the number of connections served by community water systems (CWS) that report to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ). Data reported to other sources, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), may differ slightly. The current measure is derived for CWS only. Private wells are another important source of population exposure to water contaminants. Transient non-community water systems, which are regulated by the EPA, may also be an important source of potential exposure. (From the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network [NEPHTN] Nationally Consistent Data and Measures [NCDM] public water use document, version 3)

Why Is This Important?

People drink and use water every day. The majority of Americans are provided with high quality drinking water. About 90% of people in the United States get their water from a community water system versus a smaller water supply, such as a household well (EPA 2013). The EPA sets regulations for treating and monitoring drinking water delivered by community water systems. There are water quality standards and monitoring requirements for over 90 contaminants. Drinking water protection programs play a critical role in ensuring high quality drinking water and in protecting the public's health. Contaminants in drinking water have the potential to affect many people, because people drink and use water every day. The number of people served by a community water system varies from 25 to hundreds of thousands. Community water systems in the U.S. provide among the highest quality drinking water in the world. However, some contaminants are present at low levels, and there is a possibility that drinking water can become contaminated at higher levels. If a person is exposed to a high enough level of a contaminant, they may become ill. Effects can be short-term or long-term and depend on the specific contaminant, the level of contaminant in the water, and the person's individual susceptibility. As additional information is obtained about how specific contaminants affect public health, standards may change in order to better protect public health. The purpose of this Indicator Report is to show how many people drink water that have regulations on contaminant levels to reduce health-risks. The proportion of the population served by regulated community water supplies provides a measure of the estimated proportion of people in the state who are served by water that is being monitored for public health protection.


Related Indicators

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Graphical Data Views

YearCountyNumber of People Served by CWS in Utah
Record Count: 660
2000Beaver4,780
2000Box Elder35,671
2000Cache37,612
2000Carbon23,963
2000Daggett702
2000Davis285,739
2000Duchesne6,545
2000Emery11,804
2000Garfield3,711
2000Grand7,668
2000Iron32,751
2000Juab7,726
2000Kane6,456
2000Millard7,840
2000Morgan4,992
2000Piute1,160
2000Rich942
2000Salt Lake859,028
2000San Juan6,337
2000Sanpete15,563
2000Sevier15,085
2000Summit21,072
2000Tooele41,810
2000Uintah22,434
2000Utah378,263
2000Wasatch11,123
2000Washington112,675
2000Wayne1,888
2000Weber178,111
2000State0
2000Other0
2000Out of State0
2000U.S.0
2001Beaver4,055
2001Box Elder37,235
2001Cache100,352
2001Carbon24,700
2001Daggett310
2001Davis269,840
2001Duchesne10,750
2001Emery11,774
2001Garfield3,718
2001Grand7,722
2001Iron33,945
2001Juab7,125
2001Kane4,659
2001Millard9,030
2001Morgan5,219
2001Piute1,170
2001Rich1,204
2001Salt Lake780,843
2001San Juan6,120
2001Sanpete17,229
2001Sevier15,957
2001Summit25,082
2001Tooele38,268
2001Uintah23,915
2001Utah519,169
2001Wasatch11,208
2001Washington73,940
2001Wayne1,331
2001Weber182,249
2001State0
2001Other0
2001Out of State0
2001U.S.0
2002Beaver4,841
2002Box Elder39,297
2002Cache98,803
2002Carbon23,805
2002Daggett311
2002Davis274,513
2002Duchesne9,320
2002Emery11,800
2002Garfield3,893
2002Grand5,067
2002Iron31,724
2002Juab6,327
2002Kane5,979
2002Millard7,590
2002Morgan5,332
2002Piute1,180
2002Rich1,322
2002Salt Lake1,362,458
2002San Juan5,961
2002Sanpete18,351
2002Sevier9,629
2002Summit33,689
2002Tooele39,899
2002Uintah22,510
2002Utah544,759
2002Wasatch11,094
2002Washington179,807
2002Wayne1,407
2002Weber190,923
2002State0
2002Other0
2002Out of State0
2002U.S.0
2003Beaver4,856
2003Box Elder33,596
2003Cache86,349
2003Carbon23,941
2003Daggett320
2003Davis272,939
2003Duchesne10,689
2003Emery9,247
2003Garfield3,765
2003Grand5,067
2003Iron32,549
2003Juab6,414
2003Kane7,146
2003Millard9,034
2003Morgan5,665
2003Piute1,168
2003Rich1,517
2003Salt Lake1,666,571
2003San Juan3,338
2003Sanpete18,095
2003Sevier13,991
2003Summit23,750
2003Tooele8,653
2003Uintah30,095
2003Utah521,888
2003Wasatch17,729
2003Washington200,383
2003Wayne1,224
2003Weber225,270
2003State0
2003Other0
2003Out of State0
2003U.S.0
2004Beaver4,831
2004Box Elder36,467
2004Cache117,340
2004Carbon21,937
2004Daggett616
2004Davis270,202
2004Duchesne14,586
2004Emery10,679
2004Garfield4,196
2004Grand9,203
2004Iron33,590
2004Juab7,491
2004Kane6,734
2004Millard8,830
2004Morgan895
2004Piute1,173
2004Rich1,236
2004Salt Lake1,861,676
2004San Juan2,948
2004Sanpete17,199
2004Sevier16,216
2004Summit22,810
2004Tooele17,633
2004Uintah30,506
2004Utah569,991
2004Wasatch19,852
2004Washington229,275
2004Wayne1,684
2004Weber241,160
2004State0
2004Other0
2004Out of State0
2004U.S.0
2005Beaver4,862
2005Box Elder40,149
2005Cache102,832
2005Carbon24,571
2005Daggett317
2005Davis239,556
2005Duchesne10,749
2005Emery12,287
2005Garfield2,726
2005Grand8,455
2005Iron35,478
2005Juab8,254
2005Kane78,609
2005Millard8,881
2005Morgan5,142
2005Piute1,199
2005Rich868
2005Salt Lake1,869,871
2005San Juan2,985
2005Sanpete178,480
2005Sevier14,190
2005Summit21,656
2005Tooele20,019
2005Uintah23,805
2005Utah563,890
2005Wasatch21,124
2005Washington239,643
2005Wayne2,125
2005Weber246,286
2005State0
2005Other0
2005Out of State0
2005U.S.0
2006Beaver3,371
2006Box Elder35,142
2006Cache103,258
2006Carbon21,252
2006Daggett317
2006Davis269,317
2006Duchesne9,203
2006Emery10,873
2006Garfield2,975
2006Grand8,833
2006Iron36,084
2006Juab8,474
2006Kane77,918
2006Millard8,211
2006Morgan5,460
2006Piute1,214
2006Rich1,240
2006Salt Lake1,905,538
2006San Juan2,515
2006Sanpete7,945
2006Sevier16,847
2006Summit24,760
2006Tooele50,419
2006Uintah33,478
2006Utah541,629
2006Wasatch11,839
2006Washington265,351
2006Wayne1,732
2006Weber245,632
2006State0
2006Other0
2006Out of State0
2006U.S.0
2007Beaver4,917
2007Box Elder39,619
2007Cache107,692
2007Carbon21,565
2007Daggett317
2007Davis305,043
2007Duchesne9,207
2007Emery10,543
2007Garfield3,954
2007Grand4,919
2007Iron36,528
2007Juab6,681
2007Kane76,745
2007Millard7,787
2007Morgan5,225
2007Piute720
2007Rich1,285
2007Salt Lake1,842,996
2007San Juan5,944
2007Sanpete17,741
2007Sevier15,870
2007Summit30,199
2007Tooele54,777
2007Uintah32,358
2007Utah442,356
2007Wasatch5,496
2007Washington293,153
2007Wayne1,441
2007Weber204,705
2007State0
2007Other0
2007Out of State0
2007U.S.0
2008Beaver5,013
2008Box Elder42,874
2008Cache99,805
2008Carbon19,835
2008Daggett317
2008Davis287,934
2008Duchesne13,482
2008Emery10,673
2008Garfield3,042
2008Grand8,444
2008Iron9,148
2008Juab6,775
2008Kane11,311
2008Millard7,563
2008Morgan6,531
2008Piute690
2008Rich1,745
2008Salt Lake1,570,563
2008San Juan5,686
2008Sanpete16,201
2008Sevier16,444
2008Summit20,910
2008Tooele46,721
2008Uintah33,856
2008Utah760,734
2008Wasatch6,712
2008Washington306,482
2008Wayne1,792
2008Weber211,373
2008State0
2008Other0
2008Out of State0
2008U.S.0
2009Beaver5,085
2009Box Elder43,418
2009Cache105,255
2009Carbon11,812
2009Daggett322
2009Davis321,063
2009Duchesne7,252
2009Emery2,345
2009Garfield4,240
2009Grand8,400
2009Iron41,710
2009Juab7,743
2009Kane11,401
2009Millard7,974
2009Morgan6,478
2009Piute324
2009Rich1,150
2009Salt Lake1,490,754
2009San Juan2,351
2009Sanpete14,672
2009Sevier16,416
2009Summit35,092
2009Tooele55,633
2009Uintah34,012
2009Utah701,062
2009Wasatch6,054
2009Washington136,623
2009Wayne2,515
2009Weber340,423
2009State0
2009Other0
2009Out of State0
2009U.S.0
2010Beaver5,157
2010Box Elder41,332
2010Cache109,916
2010Carbon20,654
2010Daggett22
2010Davis325,541
2010Duchesne10,146
2010Emery10,683
2010Garfield3,788
2010Grand8,512
2010Iron43,396
2010Juab7,437
2010Kane12,153
2010Millard8,157
2010Morgan6,343
2010Piute1,276
2010Rich1,761
2010Salt Lake1,998,612
2010San Juan5,691
2010Sanpete13,590
2010Sevier16,217
2010Summit26,815
2010Tooele56,429
2010Uintah25,073
2010Utah723,461
2010Wasatch9,249
2010Washington274,683
2010Wayne1,881
2010Weber379,608
2010State0
2010Other0
2010Out of State0
2010U.S.0
2011Beaver5,599
2011Box Elder36,761
2011Cache117,620
2011Carbon21,440
2011Daggett321
2011Davis324,137
2011Duchesne17,110
2011Emery10,776
2011Garfield6,440
2011Grand9,134
2011Iron39,813
2011Juab6,930
2011Kane6,212
2011Millard8,157
2011Morgan6,521
2011Piute927
2011Rich1,336
2011Salt Lake1,570,835
2011San Juan2,036
2011Sanpete17,028
2011Sevier17,570
2011Summit34,306
2011Tooele57,849
2011Uintah33,476
2011Utah727,171
2011Wasatch6,697
2011Washington276,534
2011Wayne1,821
2011Weber303,250
2011State0
2011Other0
2011Out of State0
2011U.S.0
2012Beaver5,708
2012Box Elder33,177
2012Cache118,471
2012Carbon21,435
2012Daggett621
2012Davis330,477
2012Duchesne10,700
2012Emery10,816
2012Garfield4,482
2012Grand9,165
2012Iron39,976
2012Juab7,039
2012Kane6,843
2012Millard8,632
2012Morgan6,498
2012Piute782
2012Rich1,392
2012Salt Lake2,000,106
2012San Juan5,956
2012Sanpete20,949
2012Sevier17,558
2012Summit34,705
2012Tooele62,408
2012Uintah33,956
2012Utah719,312
2012Wasatch6,855
2012Washington207,015
2012Wayne1,827
2012Weber314,924
2012State0
2012Other0
2012Out of State0
2012U.S.0
2013Beaver5,694
2013Box Elder38,674
2013Cache119,641
2013Carbon20,803
2013Daggett522
2013Davis296,089
2013Duchesne11,314
2013Emery10,800
2013Garfield4,125
2013Grand9,127
2013Iron43,091
2013Juab6,848
2013Kane9,108
2013Millard8,876
2013Morgan7,107
2013Piute207
2013Rich1,679
2013Salt Lake2,134,212
2013San Juan6,165
2013Sanpete24,401
2013Sevier17,428
2013Summit29,577
2013Tooele51,141
2013Uintah34,566
2013Utah736,741
2013Wasatch6,823
2013Washington282,615
2013Wayne1,579
2013Weber314,124
2013State0
2013Other0
2013Out of State0
2013U.S.0
2014Beaver5,918
2014Box Elder38,414
2014Cache120,364
2014Carbon22,196
2014Daggett318
2014Davis339,748
2014Duchesne17,936
2014Emery10,800
2014Garfield4,272
2014Grand9,155
2014Iron40,771
2014Juab8,570
2014Kane9,318
2014Millard8,631
2014Morgan7,170
2014Piute953
2014Rich1,999
2014Salt Lake2,109,453
2014San Juan5,702
2014Sanpete22,590
2014Sevier18,006
2014Summit37,291
2014Tooele62,054
2014Uintah37,504
2014Utah774,450
2014Wasatch16,984
2014Washington296,609
2014Wayne1,829
2014Weber319,670
2014State0
2014Other0
2014Out of State0
2014U.S.0
2015Beaver6,220
2015Box Elder46,779
2015Cache128,382
2015Carbon22,552
2015Daggett548
2015Davis355,686
2015Duchesne14,050
2015Emery10,470
2015Garfield6,327
2015Grand9,577
2015Iron45,276
2015Juab9,657
2015Kane8,040
2015Millard9,221
2015Morgan8,213
2015Piute350
2015Rich1,514
2015Salt Lake1,579,530
2015San Juan6,131
2015Sanpete24,853
2015Sevier18,776
2015Summit37,950
2015Tooele65,890
2015Uintah30,560
2015Utah564,877
2015Wasatch23,318
2015Washington155,055
2015Wayne2,325
2015Weber248,561
2015State0
2015Other0
2015Out of State0
2015U.S.0
2016Beaver6,276
2016Box Elder51,703
2016Cache129,129
2016Carbon20,533
2016Daggett893
2016Davis333,985
2016Duchesne16,683
2016Emery10,500
2016Garfield6,334
2016Grand9,706
2016Iron46,357
2016Juab9,945
2016Kane11,538
2016Millard9,854
2016Morgan9,669
2016Piute1,305
2016Rich1,567
2016Salt Lake1,173,280
2016San Juan6,182
2016Sanpete176,069
2016Sevier18,750
2016Summit38,777
2016Tooele65,970
2016Uintah27,807
2016Utah583,514
2016Wasatch27,118
2016Washington167,471
2016Wayne2,531
2016Weber256,094
2016State0
2016Other0
2016Out of State0
2016U.S.0
2017Beaver6,335
2017Box Elder52,818
2017Cache129,423
2017Carbon21,143
2017Daggett600
2017Davis347,685
2017Duchesne17,239
2017Emery10,246
2017Garfield4,720
2017Grand10,044
2017Iron48,722
2017Juab10,081
2017Kane11,529
2017Millard9,964
2017Morgan9,900
2017Piute1,410
2017Rich1,883
2017Salt Lake1,215,796
2017San Juan6,413
2017Sanpete176,013
2017Sevier19,231
2017Summit39,946
2017Tooele62,834
2017Uintah31,567
2017Utah609,487
2017Wasatch29,264
2017Washington173,884
2017Wayne2,289
2017Weber254,356
2017State0
2017Other0
2017Out of State0
2017U.S.0
2018Beaver6,375
2018Box Elder53,489
2018Cache131,582
2018Carbon21,305
2018Daggett900
2018Davis357,593
2018Duchesne17,979
2018Emery10,477
2018Garfield4,679
2018Grand10,210
2018Iron50,299
2018Juab10,372
2018Kane11,780
2018Millard10,024
2018Morgan9,173
2018Piute1,450
2018Rich1,926
2018Salt Lake1,243,411
2018San Juan6,538
2018Sanpete177,195
2018Sevier19,269
2018Summit37,530
2018Tooele62,999
2018Uintah32,661
2018Utah624,974
2018Wasatch33,353
2018Washington183,249
2018Wayne2,311
2018Weber257,886
2018State0
2018Other0
2018Out of State0
2018U.S.0
2019Beaver6,672
2019Box Elder53,742
2019Cache134,395
2019Carbon21,769
2019Daggett892
2019Davis350,223
2019Duchesne18,394
2019Emery10,631
2019Garfield4,672
2019Grand10,569
2019Iron51,430
2019Juab10,700
2019Kane11,912
2019Millard10,165
2019Morgan9,534
2019Piute1,470
2019Rich1,831
2019Salt Lake1,255,812
2019San Juan6,624
2019Sanpete177,814
2019Sevier20,283
2019Summit37,761
2019Tooele64,293
2019Uintah33,635
2019Utah643,749
2019Wasatch34,521
2019Washington192,913
2019Wayne2,293
2019Weber269,294
2019State0
2019Other0
2019Out of State0
2019U.S.0

Data Notes

Source: Utah Division of Water Rights, Water Records, 2020

Data Source

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Drinking Water, Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)

References and Community Resources

Utah Department of Environmental Quality[[br]] [https://deq.utah.gov/division-drinking-water][[br]] [[br]] Environmental Protection Agency[[br]] [https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water][[br]] [[br]] Utah Environmental Public Health Tracking Program[[br]] [http://epht.health.utah.gov][[br]] [[br]] National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program[[br]] [https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/tracking/]

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

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