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Watershed Planning and Restoration Program

About the Watershed Program

208 Area-Wide Water Quality
Management Plan

Plan Cover

 

In 1978, Salt Lake County completed its Area-Wide Water Quality Management Plan in accordance with section 208 of the Clean Water Act. This plan served as a guiding document for nearly 28 years. In August of 2005, South Valley Sewer District (SVSD) made a request to amend the Area-Wide Water Quality Management Plan. In the process of re-visiting the 1978 plan, it became apparent that numerous factors such as land-use, population projections, jurisdictional boundaries, water quality requirements/impairments, water supply/use, and wastewater treatment processes have changed significantly since 1978.  As a result, the Salt Lake County Council allocated monies into the 2006 budget to initiate the development of a Water Quality Stewardship Plan (WaQSP), to update the existing Area-Wide Water Quality Management Plan. The WaQSP (completed in 2009) contains all of the essential elements found in the original Area-Wide Water Quality Management Plan and incorporates guidance from the recently published Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters (EPA, 2006).

1978 Area-Wide Water Quality Management Plan

Complete Plan (22 MB PDF)

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