DEEP: Water Diversion Reporting

Water Diversion Reporting

Requirements

Holders of consumptive diversion permits are required to file annual water diversion reports as stated within the permit and permit conditions.

A standard form for reporting water use by permit holders is available below.  Once completed for an entire yearly reporting cycle, the form can be emailed to the address below and also included as part of the required annual report.

Download a form by selecting a link below. It is recommended that you save the form to a known location on your computer using a descriptive filename prior to completing it.

2017 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2016 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2015 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2014 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2013 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2012 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2011 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2010 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2009 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2008 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)
2007 Annual Water Use Reporting Form (Excel)

Once completed the form should be attached to an email and sent to:

DEEP.WaterUseReport@ct.gov   

Hardcopies of annual reports should be sent to:

Director, DEEP Water Planning and Management Division, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06109 

Hardcopies of the annual reports should include the transmittal form below:

Water Diversion Reporting Transmittal Form - Word Version    PDF Version 

Holders of registered water diversions are subject to the annual water use reporting requirements of Section 22a-368a of the Connecticut General Statutes pending the development and public notification of a form for reporting.  As of January 2013, a reporting form for registered water diversions is not yet available.  All holders of registered water diversions are requested to maintain daily logs of their water use, including hours of operation, rates of withdrawal, frequency of use, and daily total volume diverted.

Exemptions

If you were required to obtain a permit for a non-consumptive use, such as a stream channel alteration, culvert, or pond dredging, please consult your permit for any reporting or notice requirements. 

If you operate a consumptive diversion where water is withdrawn and removed from its native location, but withdraw less than 50,000 gallons of water during any 24-hour period and will not exceed that daily volume, you are exempt from the requirements of the Water Diversion Policy Act and not required to report.

Discontinued Diversions

Please contact the DEEP Water Planning and Management Division at (860) 424-3704 if you have permanently discontinued your registered or permitted diversion so that we may update our records.

Historical Diversion Reporting Information

Section 22a-368a of the Connecticut General Statutes was added in 2002 to require individuals or corporations who divert greater than 50,000 gallons of water during any 24-hour period to report information about their diversion(s) to DEEP.  That section required those who registered their diversion(s) as well as those who did not register or did not obtain a needed permit for their diversion(s) to report water use data for the years 1997-2001.  An amnesty was granted to unauthorized diverters who reported and also submitted Diversion Permit applications by July 1, 2003.  In response to this requirement, the Department received a considerable amount of water use data.  The reported data exists on individual Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets and is available by calling the Water Planning and Management Division at (860) 424-3704.  The 2004 Amendment to Section 22a-368a requires registrants to report annually on an ongoing basis and will be initiated upon the publication of a notice of availability of a form for reporting.

Water Diversion Program

Content last updated January 19, 2017