Calculate and set water withdrawal charges

In Germany, a water abstraction fee may be charged for the abstraction and discharge of water from an above-ground water, as well as for the extraction, transport of substation, substation and discharge of groundwater. The individual countries decide whether and to what extent the collection of water collection fees takes place.

There is no uniform regulation in the Länder where water abstraction charges are levied.


Preconditions
Water abstraction is subject to a charge for those who take water from an above-ground body of water, discharge it or extract groundwater, extract it, unearth or discharge it.
There is no uniform procedure of the Länder, as this depends on the specific legal requirements and structures in the individual Länder.

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

Last update or date of publication
14.10.2020