Charge water collection fees

Depending on the state, you have to pay a fee for water withdrawals, the sub-day production, the tootage line or discharge. This may be offset against the costs of water protection measures if all the conditions are met.

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. Likewise, whether and to what extent there is the possibility of offsetting water protection measures.

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

  • Form designation: State specific designation
  • If necessary, link to the aforementioned form: State specific
  • Online procedure possible: State specific
  • Written form required: State specific
  • Personal appearance necessary: State specific


There must be an obligation to pay for the water withdrawal fee and a water protection measure(s) must be implemented.

  • Weitere Informationen zu Wasserentnahmeentgelt
  • Water abstraction charging laws of the länder

Related Links

  • DIRECTIVE 2000/60/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE RATES of 23 October 2000 on the establishment of a regulatory framework for Community action in the field of water policy (WFD)

There is no uniform procedure of the Länder, as this depends on the specific legal requirements and structures in the individual Länder.

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Ministry of Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate

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