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Apply for exemption from the water abstraction fee


You must pay a water abstraction fee if you take or discharge water from above-ground waters. You also have to pay a water abstraction fee if you extract, unearth, unearth or discharge groundwater.

You can apply for exemption from the water abstraction fee under certain conditions. In exceptional cases, you may be exempt from paying the water abstraction fee in whole or in part.

  • Your company extracts water for commercial, agricultural or forestry purposes on such a large scale that its competitiveness is significantly and sustainably impaired by the payment of the water abstraction fee.
  • They may be exempted from paying the water abstraction fee if ecological, water management or other public concerns so require.
  • Application for exemption
  • Proof of a hardship case, for example:
    • Income statement
    • Management reports on the annual financial statements for the financial year in question and the previous two financial years
    • Documents for price calculation for the relevant financial year

You may bring an action before the competent administrative court within one month of notification of the assessment decision.

Please contact the State Administration Office.

You can apply for exemption from the water abstraction fee at the State Administration Office.

  • Please submit the completed forms to the State Administration Office.
  • The competent authority will examine your application.
  • You will then receive a notification from the State Administration Office.

Further information can be found on the pages of the State Administration Office.

Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture and Energy of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen-Anhalt - Abwasser
Dessauer Straße 70
06118 Halle (Saale), Stadt
Post Office Box 200256
06003 Halle (Saale), Stadt
0345 514-2862
0345 514-2798

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

However, appointments can also be made outside office hours by individual arrangement. Please note that individual areas have different opening hours. These can be found on the respective website of the department.