General Plan Elements: Water Use & Preservation

In 2022 the Utah State Legislature passed Senate Bill 110 (S.B. 110), which modified the provisions of general plans to address water.  Specifically S.B. 110:

  • Requires a water use and preservation element to be part of a municipal or county general plan (with exceptions);
  • Outlines how a water use and preservation element is integrated into a general plan and what steps are to be taken in developing a water use preservation element;
  • Provides for action related to the general plan by the legislative body of a municipality or county;
  • Addresses assistance to be provided by the Division of Water Resources; and 
  • Makes other technical changes. 

Special Note:  The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman has provided funding for this training program from the 1% surcharge on all building permits in the State of Utah.