Water Quality

Electronic Documents Submittal

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/WDEQ-WQD
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

NOTICE: Effective November 23, 2021, all permits to be submitted for water distribution systems and/or sewage collection systems that are within the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) district shall be submitted to the BOPU for approval.  BOPU contacts are Frank Strong or Bryce Dorr at (307) 637-6460, ENGreview@cheyennebopu.org, or www.cheyennebopu.org for additional information.

Proposed Rules and Regulations

Water Quality Rules Chapter 12

Water Quality Division will present revisions to Water Quality Rules, Chapter 12, Design and Construction Standards for Public Water Supplies, to the Water and Waste Advisory Board at the December 21, 2021 meeting. Beginning November 5, 2021 and before the adjournment of the December 21, 2021 WWAB meeting, written comments may be submitted via mail to WDEQ/WQD, 200 West 17th St, Ste. 200, Cheyenne, WY, 82002; via fax to (307) 635-1784; or electronically at https://aq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/?id=Rbm3k. Water Quality Division requests the submittal of written and electronic comments by 5:00 p.m. (MST) on December 6, 2021 to ensure inclusion in the analysis of comments presentations to the WWAB. Individuals may contact Keenan Hendon at (307) 777-7075 for questions on the Water Quality Rules revisions.

Additional information is available at https://deq.wyoming.gov/shwd/wwab/ under the “Upcoming Meetings” tab.

 
Recent General Permit Authorizations

The DEQ Water Quality Division accepts comments on all permits authorized under a general permit for a period of 30 days, as provided for in W.S. 35-11-801(d).

Interested persons may mail or fax comments to the main Cheyenne office. The ‘Date’ column in the table below indicates the date the authorization was posted to the website. Comments must be received before 5:00 pm on the 30th day after the authorization was posted to the website. For example, comments for an authorization posted on 10/1/18 must be received by 5:00 p.m. on 10/31/18. DEQ does not accept emailed comments.

You may sort the table by posting date or search for the type of general permit, the county where the permit was issued, the permit number, or the name of the person or company to whom the permit was issued.

If you wish to review the general permit documents, please go to the web page for each permitting program:

Enforcement Actions

The DEQ undertakes enforcement actions to preserve safe environmental conditions throughout Wyoming. 

This page contains information on the enforcement actions that the Water Quality Division may undertake, as well as a record of enforcement actions that have been undertaken by WQD.

Rules and Regulations

All official Wyoming State Rules and Regulations are kept at the Wyoming Secretary of State's Office. Click here to view all current Rules and Regulations. 

 

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.

Jennifer Zygmunt, WQD Administrator

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