Enforcing Water Right Laws

Revised: June 1, 2010

In the past Utah water right law has been enforced through private lawsuits or in extreme cases through suits initiated by the State Engineer. The Utah Legislature provided new tools to enforce water right laws and mechanisms for compensation when injury has occurred during the 2005 legislative session. This page is provided to learn about the new enforcement statute, and provide public access to the process.

A brief history and introduction to the enforcement program is available in PDF format.

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