Water Quality/Source Protection

Welcome!! Thank you for your interest in helping to protect the quality of drinking water at its source.
West Point City gets the majority of the water for its residents from the Weber Basin Water Conservancy
District, which District is responsible for developing its own source protection plans. Currently used for
emergency backup, the City’s two wells are the subject of the City’s Drinking Water Source Protection
Plan. The most potent protection for the quality of groundwater is to prevent the introduction of
potential contaminants into the groundwater system. The most frequent potential contaminants for the
City’s wells are fertilizers and herbicides if applied incorrectly, and leaks or spills from fuel storage tanks.
Individual home owners have a significant influence on keeping these potential contaminants out of the
groundwater system.

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has produced a series of informative fact sheets to help
potential contaminant owners prevent groundwater contamination. The fact sheets can be found in the
Drinking Water section of https://deq.utah.gov/public-interest/fact-sheets.

The fact sheets cover the following topics:

Division of Drinking Water
Dry Cleaning Facilities
Fertilizer
Household Hazardous Waste
Junkyards
Metal Finishers
Pesticides
Pollution Prevention
Printing Shops
Septic Tank and Drainfield
Systems
Utah’s Drinking Water
Vehicle Maintenance and
Repair Industry

We invite you to review the fact sheets that may be applicable to you. We invite you to implement best
management practices (BMPs) at your home or place of business. We thank you for your concern and
efforts towards protecting the quality of groundwater for the residents of West Point City and all
residents and visitors of Davis County.

The full Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the City’s Sources is available by calling the West
Point City office at (801) 776-0970.

For reference, the City has adopted a Drinking Water Source Protection Ordinance, 17.140.

Further information regarding Source Protection can be found at:

https://deq.utah.gov/drinking-water/source-protection-division-drinking-water

• https://www.epa.gov/sourcewaterprotection/basic-information-about-source-water-protection