Delta Metering Program

As part of ongoing efforts to effectively manage the use of the Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer (MRVA), the MDEQ Office of Land and Water Resources has adopted specifications for flow meter installation and a list of approved flow meters for agricultural uses.

MDEQ Specifications for Well Meter Installation
MDEQ List of Approved Meters for Agricultural Wells
Procedure for Adding a Meter to the MDEQ List of Approved Meters

MDEQ encourages producers to install flow meters and participate in the Voluntary Metering Program for MRVA agricultural wells.

Steps for participation in the Voluntary Metering Program:
Voluntary Metering Participation Form
Meter Installation Training Presentation
Worksheet to assist in ordering correct meter

Please direct any questions you may have about the use of flow meters for managing the MRVA or about the Voluntary Metering Program to:

Casey Fitzgerald

Reporting annual meter readings for the Voluntary Metering Program

MDEQ mails out reporting forms in October each year to all voluntary metering program participants that have indicated that their meters are installed. The mail out includes a physical reporting form that can be completed and mailed or faxed back to MDEQ. Also included is a User Name and Password for those that prefer to submit readings online using the Groundwater Usage Survey Tool (GUST).

Instructions for completing the Reporting Form: Annual Reporting Instructions MRVA
An example of a completed form: Sample Metering Form

For those preferring to report online, login to GUST with the User Name and Password that you received in the mail:

If you did not receive your forms in the mail or need assistance, please contact Casey Fitzgerald, 601-961-5209 or email at