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Data Submittal  WQX-Web

For data that will be sent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and then to the National Water Quality Monitoring Councilís Water Quality Portal. Data from the Water Quality Portal is used by NJDEP to develop NJ's Integrated Water Quality Assessment Report.

Getting Started with WQX-Web

Step One: Gaining access to WQX-Web and Central Data Exchange (CDX)

Visit the WQX-Web Account registration page at: https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/wqx-web-account-registration and follow the instructions. If you have any questions please contact the WQX help desk at wqx@epa.gov.


Step Two: Create WQX-Web Templates

WQX-Web templates are set up to prepare your organizationís data for import into the WQX Web tool, and subsequent transfer to the Water Quality Portal. You are defining which pieces of information you want to be uploaded via WQX-Web. A user guide to get you started on how to work with WQX-Web templates can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/water-quality-exchange-web-template-user-guide EPA provided WQX-Web template files based on the type of data you are providing can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/waterdata/water-quality-exchange-web-template-files

If you have any questions please contact the WQX help desk at wqx@epa.gov.


Step Three: Formatting of Data

You must now format your organizations data into a compatible text file to match the WQX-Web template that you created in Step Two. This can be accomplished in several ways such as using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, writing R Code, etc. Your strategy for formatting data will be dependent on your organizationís skill sets.


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