Setting the waste water levy

For the discharge of wastewater (dirty and precipitation water) into surface water or into groundwater, a waste water levy is levied in Germany on a federal and supplementary national law basis. The waste water levy is collected by the individual countries. The state of Rhineland-Palatinate has developed the specialist application "eAbwAG" for the submission of declarations and advertisements in accordance with the waste water levy laws, which has been mandatory for use since 2016.

The required documentation varies depending on the obligation to pay for dirty and/or precipitation water. Possible required documentation for dirty water: Declaration of submission for small ladders Explanation of monitoring values Explanation of lower monitoring values and the resulting measurement results For industrial importers: application for deduction of pre-load Possible required documentation for precipitation water: Declaration of delivery for rainwater User account in the specialist application "eAbwAG" (since this is mandatory to use) Requests for free disposal for rainwater discharges Flow scheme Documents relating to the application for deduction of the pre-charge


The name and execution of the individual forms varies from one federal state to another. Generally speaking, there are the following explanations/forms. Declaration of delivery for rainwater Declaration of submission for small ladders Explanation of the monitoring values (Section 6 (1) AbwAG) Explanation of lower monitoring values (Section 4 (5) AbwAG) For industrial importers: application for deduction of the pre-load (Section 4 (3) AbwAG) If necessary, link to the aforementioned forms: State specific Online procedure possible: State specific Form labels: Declaration of precipitation water: NW 1, NW2 Submission declaration for small ladders: KE Explanation of monitoring values: E 1 Explanation of lower monitoring values: E 2 Request for deduction of pre-load: E 3 Online procedure: yes, mandatory since 2016 Written form required: no Personal appearance: no