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Water use fee calculator for withdrawers in the Great Lakes basin

Volume of water pumped annually in millions of gallons per year (MGY):

Estimated Water Use Fee, includes $125 base fee and Great Lakes basin specific fee:


  • If you withdrew 300,000,000 gallons of water over the year, enter 300.
  • If you withdrew 1,020,000,000 gallons of water over the year, enter 1020.

This calculator is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees will be assessed based on the water withdrawal volume reported to the DNR. To pay your fees the DNR will send an invoice after you have submitted your annual water use report.

Withdrawers in the Mississippi River Basin will be assessed the $125 base fee for any volume of water withdrawn.

Note the fee for small businesses is capped at $1,125. See WI Statute 227.114 [exit DNR].

For properties that straddle the Great Lakes Basin divide, the Great Lakes Basin Fee only applies to withdrawals from the Basin.

Contact information
For information on this page, contact:
Water Use Program
WI Department of Natural Resources
Water Use Section DG/5
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707-7921
Last revised: Thursday June 14 2018