Major Water Use Online Registration Instructions

Water Resources Center fact sheet
Missouri Geological Survey Director: Joe Gillman
  1. A valid email address is required to register major water use with the department using the online Major Water Use Information System. This address will be used to contact you about future reporting requirements.
  2. To begin registering water use visit and select continue.
  3. Select the major water user type that best describes your water use needs: Mine or Quarry, Irrigator, or Non-irrigator.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Determine if you are an existing major water user or not.
    a. An existing major water user who has previously registered water use with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will have a unique 8-digit major water user identification number.
    b. If you previously registered major water use with the department but do not know your major water user identification number, please call 573-368-2175 to speak with a Major Water User administrator.
    c. If you never registered major water use and do not have a major water user identification number, you are considered a new major water user.
  6. After the required fields have been completed, click on the “Request Access Code” button.
  7. Registrants will promptly receive a confirmation number and an 8-digit major water user identification number at the email account provided. The confirmation number is a required security precaution that validates the email address and is required to access the registration system. The confirmation number is valid for 90 days. The major water user identification is permanent and will be required to register future annual water use or edit saved data. Future access to the online system will require the same email address and same major water user identification number. Contact a major water user administrator if email information needs to be updated. The confirmation number should be sent within a few minutes, if you have not received it check your spam or junk folder.
  8. Enter the confirmation number and click on the “Register Water Use” button.
  9. Your contact information will be displayed and is available to update. If any changes are made, click on the “Update Contact Information” button. “Update was successful,” will appear in the lower left portion of the screen. This information will be used to contact you when registration is open in the future, make sure to use a current mailing address, phone number, and email address.
  10. The last two years of registered water use will be available by clicking on the pencil. Previously registered water use is available only for review.
  11. To register water use for the current year click on the “Enter Water Use Info” button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
  12. Select which month(s) water use occurred.
  13. Enter the number of days water was used and average daily amount of water used combining all wells or intakes. Select the appropriate units.
  14. Select the categories that best represent the water used and enter percentage(s) that totals 100 percent.
  15. Click on “Save and Continue.” The following message will appear: “Update was successful but the form has not been submitted.”
  16. Click on “Enter New Well or Intake” to enter your total annual water use.
  17. Complete the well or intake information as thoroughly as possible. If registering as an irrigator your screen will have an “Add New Crop” button. When the well or intake fields are completed click on the “Save Well or Intake” button. If registering multiple wells or intakes, repeat steps until all withdrawals are registered. Note: To ensure data is saved after entering well or intake data, it is recommended to scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the “Save and Continue” button after entering data for each well or intake. “Update was successful but the form has not been submitted,” will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  18. After registering all wells and intakes, click on the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of the screen. “Update was successful but the form has not been submitted,” will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  19. If you want to save the data but are not ready to submit the record, click on the “Close” button. The data will be saved but will not submitted, and you may pick up where you left off by going through the steps listed at the beginning of this document.
If the form is complete, click on the “Submit” button, you will receive a message reminding you once you submit the record you will not be able to edit it. If you are ready to submit the data as it is click ok. Once the form is submitted the following message will display: “Update and form submission was successful.” Again the record can be accessed by repeating the steps above, but unable to edit the record. If an edit is necessary please contact a major water user administrator.