Metering and Reporting
Electronic Water Data Reporting now available!
Who is required to meter and report their groundwater production?
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 section 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.