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NPDES Operator Information

Several online resources are available for wastewater treatment plant operators:

Discharge Monitoring Report Forms
Obtain permit-specific electronic DMRs from Iowa DNR Field Office Staff. DMRs are also known as Monthly Operation Reports or MORs.

DNR Water/ Wastewater Operator Certification
Obtain more information on wastewater operator certification, including the operator certification database and training calendar.

NPDES Application Forms
Obtain paper permit application forms and instructions for individual NPDES permits.

Bypass Report Form
Within five days of a bypass, a written report describing the bypass must be submitted to the appropriate DNR Field Office. This form maybe used as the written report.

Antidegradation Analysis
Obtain information on antidegradation and how to conduct an antidegradation analysis.

Bacteria Sampling
Obtain information on how to sample treated effluent for bacteria, and on how to calculate a geometric mean.

Certified Laboratories Facility Search
Find a certified laboratory in Iowa via the State Hygienic Laboratory site.

Treatment Agreements
Obtain information on significant industrial users, treatment agreement requirements, and forms.

WWPIE Online Permit System
To view current individual permits or to find out which permit writer is working on the reissuance of a certain individual permit.

Rural Community Sewers
If your community is interested in qualifying as disadvantaged, and for information on rural communities and funding options for these communities.

CWSRF page
Obtain information on Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans.

Wastewater Listserv
Sign up to receive updates on stakeholder meetings wastewater rulemaking and general permit reissuances, notifications of Clean Water State Revolving Fund intended use plan revisions and meetings, and other news regarding the Iowa DNR's wastewater program.

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