# Water and soil
The state of soil and water affects many other parts of nature such as the climate, the natural habitats of animal and plant species, and the material cycle.To Services
Do you extract water from a surface water body or from groundwater, or do you extract or discharge groundwater? If so, a fee must be paid to the respective federal state.
Depending on the federal state, you must pay a fee for water withdrawals, pumping, piping or discharging. This can be offset against the costs of the water protection measures if all boundary conditions are met.