Metering and Reporting


Electronic Water Data Reporting now available!

The State Engineer’s Office - Ground Water Division is pleased to announce the ability to submit  Water Use and/or Water Level Reports electronically through the Online Reporting Web Application.

The first time you use the tool, you will need to register.  To register, you will need a valid email address and will need to complete this FORM.   Once the completed FORM is submitted, our office will email a link to the Online Reporting Web Application to you.

The Online Reporting Web Application is currently offered as a TEST PROGRAM.  As such, users may encounter unexpected errors. Please report any problems, or suggestions to make the Online Reporting Web Application more user friendly to:  Markus Malessa, Ground Water Division, at 307-777-6166, or at seo-water-reporting@wyo.gov.

If you are unable to report electronically, you can complete the paper forms (provided below) and submit them to:  

Wyoming State Engineer’s Office - Ground Water Division
122 West 25th St.
Herschler Building 1 West
Cheyenne, WY  82002

Annual Reports
 
If the Additional Conditions and Limitations attached to your groundwater permit require you to meter your water production and report that production to the Ground Water Division on an annual basis, please use the Annual Water Use Report form.  Reports may be submitted via mail, email, or online.  
 
Monthly and Temporary Use Reports
 
If the Additional Conditions and Limitations attached to your groundwater permit require you to meter your water production and report that production to the Ground Water Division on a monthly basis, or if you have a Temporary Use Permit which requires monthly reporting, please use the Monthly Water Use Report form.

Water Level Reports

If the Additional Conditions and Limitations attached to your groundwater permit require you to report water levels to the Ground Water Division, please use the Water Level Report form.
 
Water Meter Information Form for Laramie County
 
For Water Reporting Requirements regarding the Laramie County State Engineer Order, please use the Water Meter Information form for initial water meter information or for updating information when changes are made.


Who is required to meter and report their groundwater production?

If you are required to meter and report your groundwater production, those requirements will be clearly stated in the Additional Conditions and Limitations attached to your groundwater permit. The Additional Conditions and Limitations will identify the basis on which you must submit groundwater production reports (i.e., monthly or annually).  

Appropriators in areas subject to a State Engineer's Order (e.g., the Horse Creek area, and the Laramie County Control Area) are also required to meter and report their groundwater production.  

Many appropriators with time-limited permits such as those used for oil and gas development, mining, and water sales, may also be required to meter and report their groundwater production.  

How do I select a flow meter?

When selecting a flow meter, consider the volume of water being produced annually, the well yield, and the discharge pipe diameter.  Unless a variance has been approved by the SEO, flow meters shall meet the specifications described in the Selecting the Right Flow Meter and Flow Meter Specifications sectio of the State Engineer's Office Guidance: Water Meter Selection Specifications and Water Production Reporting

How do I install a flow meter?

Flow meters should be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions to meet the flow meter specifications and installation requirements provided in the Installing a Flow Meter section of the Guidance.    

If you are required to install a meter to meet the conditions of a State Engineer Order (e.g., Horse Creek or Laramie County Control Area), the physical meter installation must be approved by the Superintendent of your respective water division (contact information is provided under the "Agency Divisions" tab on the State Engineer's Office website home page).  All other meter installations must be acceptable to the State Engineer.  If you require guidance, please contact the Ground Water Division at (307) 777-6163).  

Once installed, applicable flow meter information must be submitted to the Ground Water Division on the Water Meter Information Form included in the Guidance.  Completed forms may be submitted via mail, fax, or email.  

Each meter requires a separate form be submitted.  Each newly installed meter requires a new form be submitted (including temporary meter installations if the regular meter is removed for servicing). 

How do I read a flow meter?

Information on how to read and collect information from various types of flow meters is provided in the Reading a Flow Meter section of the Guidance.

If you have any questions, please call the Ground Water Division at (307) 777-6163, your local Water Superintendent, or hydrographer/water commissioner.  

Thank you for your cooperation. 
                              
The Wyoming State Engineer's Office does not recommend or endorse any specific flow meter manufacturer.  Information on this web page is simply provided for informational purposes.