About WQWebDMR

How to register for WQWebDMR

WQWebDMR User Guide: Electronic Discharge Monitoring Reports

Electronic DMR entry system

Facilities with an NPDES or State Waste Discharge permit are required to monitor the discharge from their facilities and to submit reports to Ecology about this discharge. These reports, known as DMRs or Discharge Monitoring Reports, include information about the quantity of pollutants released into the environment. The report requirements differ by permit type and receiving water body.

Historically, facilities sent paper DMRs to Ecology. These DMRs were then entered into the database by Ecology staff. In spring 2010, Ecology transitioned to a system that allows facilities to enter their DMRs electronically. This new system, WQWebDMR, will allow all permit types (expect for aquatics) to enter DMR data into a secure on-line system. It contains validation routines so users can verify data accuracy and will provide a message to the user when permit requirements have not been met. Once submitted, the system automatically generates a report and emails it to them.

WQWebDMR looks very similar to paper DMRs; there is a separate form for each monitoring point on the site. Each pollutant that must be measured displays in the electronic form (like a table) where the quantity measured and the sample date can be entered. WQWebDMR includes a check box for “No discharge for this monitoring period” similar to the paper DMR. If needed, there is a notation box to explain the monitoring results.

The WQWebDMR system has been designed to accommodate each unique DMR and facility’s situation. As such, WQWebDMR allows facilities to enter DMR data in three different ways. These are:

Ecology provides assistance for all data entry options. If you have any questions before registering, please visit our contact page.

Ecology’s web site provides instruction for new users (see links: “How to Register for WQWebDMR” and “WQWebDMR User’s Guide”).

Steps for WQWebDMR Sign Up:

Register for Water Quality Permitting Portal (WQWebPortal) - in 3 easy steps

  1. Sign up for a SecureAccess Washington account

Click “sign up” below. Complete the 6 part sign up sequence. Enter your information including your name and email address. You will receive an email confirmation. Click on the link in the email.

Sign Up for a SecureAccess Washington account

Add Service for WQWebPortal

Go to WQWebPortal

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  1. Add service for WQWebPortal

Login to SecureAccess Washington. Under “Add a new Service,” look for “ Water Quality Permitting Portal (WQWebPortal).” Click “Apply” in the left column.

  1. Go to WQWebPortal

Login to SecureAccess Washington. Under “Services” go to Water Quality Permitting Portal (WQWebPortal). Click on the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) link on the portal home page.

Note: If you would like step by step WQWebDMR registration instructions, please use the following PDF document - How to Register for WQWebDMR.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the use of WQWebDMR mandatory?

A: Ecology encourages permittees to use WQWebDMR. The Construction Stormwater permit requires that DMRs are submitted electronically with some limited exceptions. To obtain an exception, permittee must apply for a waiver (If you have questions see contact information below). 

Q: Is WQWebDMR secure?

A: WQWebDMR meets EPA’s security standards (CROMERR) and also complies with Secure Access Washington, thus is a secure system.

Q: Is there training on how to sign up and use WQWebDMR?

A: Ecology provides instruction for new users. Email and phone assistance is available (see Contacts page). If you would like classroom instruction, contact us. No classes are currently set up.

For additional information

Visit our Contacts page