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Help With Online Monitoring Report Forms

The following instructions are intended to assist individuals who complete the monitoring forms for facilities regulated under the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) program. Electronic reporting is required for the Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs), Groundwater Monitoring, Pretreatment, Sludge/Waste Characteristics Reporting (3400-049), Other Methods of Disposal or Distribution Reporting (3400-052) and Annual Land Application Reporting (3400-055).

Note: Electronic monitoring forms are not available for General Permits except for Land Application General Permits.

The instructions to use the electronic forms are below. For help with obtaining access to the web application, please refer to DNR Switchboard.

Form Type Link to Instructions or Additional Forms
NEW Wastewater eReporting Instructions: This document includes screenshots and instructions explaining how to submit the electronic discharge monitoring reports required in your WPDES permit.  These instructions also include details on a new “Sample Point Active? – Yes/No” feature added to the eReporting system January 2024. PDF
Groundwater Monitoring form: Any groundwater monitoring requirement in your WPDES permit will be listed on the Groundwater Monitoring form. PDF
Monthly Discharge Monitoring Report forms (long forms): Any wastewater monitoring requirement in your WPDES permit with a sample frequency of monthly, or more frequent, will be listed on the monthly long e-DMR. PDF
Quarterly/semi-annual/annual Discharge Monitoring Report forms (short forms): Any wastewater monitoring requirement in your WPDES permit with a sample frequency less frequent than monthly will be listed on a short eDMR. PDF
Parameters requiring LOD/LOQ Values PDF
Sludge/Waste Characteristics Report (Form 3400-49): PDF
Other Methods of Disposal or Distribution Report (Form 3400-52): This report is required to be submitted by Jan. 31 each year after any of the following has occurred:
  • Biosolids hauled to another facility for further treatment or storage;
  • Biosolids that are landfilled;
  • Biosolids that are incinerated; or
  • Biosolids that are designated as Exceptional Quality (EQ) and are distributed, given away or land-applied.
Land Application Site Request (3400-53): This form is to be submitted for any land application sites you wish to have approved. Instructions are included on the form. PDF
Agricultural Site Worksheet (Application Rate Calculations) (Form 3400-54): This form can be used to determine appropriate application rates dependent upon biosolids nitrogen and solids characteristics, past site use, other fertilizer additions and crop needs. PDF
Annual Land Application Report (3400-55): This report is due by Jan. 31 following each year in which biosolids are land-applied. PDF
Land Application Records Worksheet (3400-56): This form may be used to determine actual loadings of biosolids, nitrogen and metals to each land application site. This form can be used to gather information to report on the 55 form and for other permit-required recordkeeping. PDF
Pretreatment form: This semiannual report is due every July 15 and Jan. 15 from DNR-regulated industries for wastewater discharged to sanitary sewers. PDF

Help with monitoring report forms via XML Schema

The web-based process for submittal of electronic forms uses XML files to exchange data between facilities and the DNR. These files are validated using various XML schema. Facilities may validate their XML submissions before uploading using the corresponding XML schema located in the XML Definition file [ZIP]. Note that these schema are subject to change.