Calculate and set water abstraction fee

For the extraction and discharge of water from an above-ground body of water, as well as the extraction, surface extraction, discharge and discharge of groundwater, a water abstraction fee can be charged in Germany. Whether and to what extent the water abstraction fee is collected is decided by the individual countries.

There is no uniform regulation in the federal states in which the water abstraction fee is levied.


Preconditions
Anyone who takes water from an above-ground body of water, drains it or extracts groundwater, brings it to light, leads it to the surface or discharges it is subject to a water abstraction fee.
There is no uniform procedure of the federal states, as this depends on the specific legal requirements and structures in the individual states.

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

Last update or date of publication
14.10.2020