WQWebPortal guidance

Facilities with a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) or State Waste Discharge permit may be required to use the WQWebPortal to:

  • Apply for a permit
  • Report wastewater discharge data
  • Submit other documents

Register for the Water Quality Permitting Portal (WQWebPortal) in two easy steps

*Please note: Everything except NOIs need approval per permit number to receive access.

Step 1: Sign up for a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account

  1. Login to SecureAccess Washington or sign up.
  2. Complete the sign up sequence to create a unique user ID and password. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Receive an email confirmation.
  4. Click on the link in the email.

The following video from a Sand & Gravel General Permit Training provides step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for a SAW account:

Step 2: Add service for WQWebPortal

See step-by-step instructions for registration details if you will be signing.

  1. Login to SecureAccess Washington.
  2. Click on Department of Ecology from list of agencies.
  3. Under “Add a new Service,” look for “Water Quality Permitting Portal (WQWebPortal).”
  4. Click “Apply” in the left column.

After approval, you can access WQWebPortal directly

  1. Login to SecureAccess Washington.
  2. Bypass directly to https://secureaccess.wa.gov/ecy/wqwebportal.
Apply for permit coverage (NOI)
Renew your permit coverage (NOI)
Submit your Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs)

Since reporting requirements differ by permit type and receiving water body, additional information is available on our permit-specific webpages: