Non-Point Water Quality Concerns: Legal and Regulatory Aspects
American Society of Engineers
Utah is an arid state, without the abundant surface water resources enjoyed by states in the humid east. Most precipitation in the state falls in the higher elevations of the Uinta and Wasatch mountains of northern and central Utah. Much of this precipitation ultimately ends up in alluvial deposits at the base of these ranges, from which the vast majority of pumping wells draw their water (Barnes and Croft, 1986). This groundwater is an essential resource for use by the people of Utah. About sixty-three percent of Utah's population is at least partially reliant on groundwater for domestic use. In many rural areas, groundwater is the sole source of water for domestic, irrigation and stock purposes.
Peralta, R.C., Peralta, A.W., Wyatt, K. and R.W. Hill. 1989. Coordinating institutional approaches to assure sustainable groundwater of adequate quality and quantity in Utah. Non-Point Water Quality Concerns: Legal and Regulatory Aspects. ASAE. Pub. 06-89. pp. 118-125. Presented by Peralta and Peralta, ASAE Symposium, New Orleans, December 1989.