How Can I Buy or Sell Water Quality Credits?

This page contains template trading documents and step-by-step information about how to engage in water quality trading. Template documents were developed to adhere to the requirements for water quality trading as detailed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Contract and plan clauses may be negotiated and amended by buyer or seller. For more detailed information please contact us.

Water Quality Trading Application Packet for Trades Between a Point Source and a Non-Point Source:

  • Notice of Intent: Word PDF
  • WQT Application Packet Cover Sheet: Word PDF
  • WQT Checklist Template: Word PDF
  • Contract Template*: Word PDF
  • Plan Template: Word PDF
  • Credit Certification Report: Word PDF
  • Credit Certification Report Appendices 2 and 3: Word PDF

Water Quality Trading Application Packet for Trades Between a Point Source and a Point Source:

Ancillary Trading Documents

  • Credit Generating Practice Installation Report: Word PDF
  • Credit Suspension Reinstate or Cancellation Report Template: Word PDF
  • Credit Verification Report: Word PDF

 Overall Trading Process:

Trading Steps for Buyers and Sellers

  • Buyer   (Permitted Point Source)
  • Seller   (Agricultural NonPoint Source)

*Only the last page of the contract must be submitted to WDNR as a part of the Water Quality Trading Application Packet.

Note – these fact sheets are subject to change.

This page last updated 12/14/2015.