Water Quality


In response to the Governor's request to limit contact and the move toward staff working remotely for the near future, the WDEQ Water Quality Division (WQD) has made electronic document submittal available. This includes permit applications, response to comments, reports, and other communications. Forms have been set up for individual WQD Sections (Watershed, WYPDES, Groundwater, Water/Wastewater), and a form is also available for general WQD submittals. Please choose the appropriate form from the list of links below to upload your documents. If submitted electronically, no hardcopy is required to be submitted unless you are contacted by a WQD Section Manager with a request to submit the hard copy. Please note that the Water Quality Division is unable to accept comments on documents in public notice via these forms. Please refer to the public notice for instructions on how to submit comments.

Groundwater Section: https://bit.ly/2WvE30H 
Watershed Section:  https://bit.ly/2QAz379
Water and Wastewater Section: https://bit.ly/2UriqvM
WYPDES Section:  https://bit.ly/3dbcKyy
General WQD: https://bit.ly/WDEQ-WQD


The Water Quality Division works to keep Wyoming’s water clean by monitoring and protecting surface- and groundwater in the state.

This section of the DEQ website contains overviews and information regarding all of the WQD's programs. Additionally, you may access a variety of downloadable resources – forms, studies, Rules & Regulations, guidelines, permitting information, announcements and more – by navigating to your specific program of interest. All of this information can be accessed by clicking through the directory on the left-hand side of this page.

Whether you have a question about your home’s well water, your neighborhood’s storm sewer or you are an agricultural, mineral extraction, or manufacturing business, we can help you understand the regulations that protect Wyoming’s water. 

To notify WQD that you will be plugging and abandoning a well as described in WQRR Chapter 26, Section 11, please complete the following webform: Notification of Plugging and Abandonment Form.  To report to WQD that you have completed the well plugging and abondment process, as described in WQRR Chapter 26, Section 11, complete the following webform: Plugging and Abandonment Completion Form.

If you have a question regarding private water wells, including permits and construction, please contact the Wyoming State Engineer's Office at 307-777-6150.

This website is designed for a user-friendly and information-accessible experience. If you have any questions, or if you are unable to locate the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.