Drinking water monitoring plans (inventory/system and rules)

Monitoring plan wizard

The wizard creates individual sections or a complete monitoring plan. It's pre-populated with the information from our records (if available) and is provided in an editable format. Use portal to manage distribution sample sites (disinfection byproducts, lead and copper, and total coliform). Paper forms are provided below if you choose not to use the wizard. Some forms are only available through the Portal or the wizard (e.g. total coliform sample site form).

  1. Create monitoring plan wizard
  2. Once finalized (either using the wizard or the paper forms below), please submit through the Portal.


The table below to identify which sections of the monitoring plan are needed for your system.

  • System and source type are located at the top of the monitoring schedule.
  • General information is located below the table.
  • The section for entry point disinfectant residual, chemicals, nitrate and nitrite, radionuclides, and bromate is part of inventory (there is not an individual section for these).
  • View monitoring plan sections in Google sheet.

Monitoring plan general information

  • Revisions
    • Water systems are required to submit any changes to us within thirty (30) calendar days following the effective date of the change. If submitting revisions please only submit the individual section(s) that changed.
  • Monitoring schedules
    • All routine monitoring information, facilities and sample points(with state assigned IDs), system classification, and system source classification is available at wqcdcompliance.com/schedules. Schedules are updated on a weekly basis and should be checked regularly for any changes.
  • Emergency start-up information
    • If you have an emergency facility that you\'re putting into use there are a few required steps:
      • Contact us within 24 hours.
      • Collect an entry point coliform sample within 24 hours.
      • Collect an entry point nitrate sample within 48 hours.
  • Definitions and compliance calculations
    • General definitions and compliance calculations are listed at the beginning of Regulation 11. Specific definitions and compliance calculations are under each individual rule.
  • Process for re-evaluating sample points
    • Sample sites must be reviewed and updated to account for system changes (such as population growth, new sources, changes in treatment, or other significant changes). Systems must contact us before making system changes. Any changes related to the individual rule sampling plans must be sent to us within thirty (30) calendar days following the effective date of the change.
  • How to choose a laboratory
    • Laboratories must be certified for the specific method/analysis. Laboratories can be certified by the EPA or us. Please visit the laboratory services division for a list of certified laboratories. Samples must be collected/analyzed as described in Regulation 11 and according to the method. Contact certified laboratories for direction on sample containers, sample collection, and preservation.
    • In the event the lab is compositing samples for the water system, the system must notify us (prior to compositing)and the name of the laboratory used.
  • Reporting deadlines
    • Results of all required monitoring, for most rules, must be submitted to us within the first ten calendar days following the month in which the result is received, or within the first ten calendar days following the end of the required monitoring period, whichever is shorter. We issue monitoring and reporting violations based on adherence to these requirements.
    • Reporting may be done through the laboratory, but the system is ultimately responsible for ensuring that reports are received by us in a timely manner with all the required information.