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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

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If you wish to carry out so-called earth excavations, you must notify the competent authority. Earth excavations are boreholes or other earthworks that reach so deep into the ground that they can affect the movement or quality of the groundwater.

This can happen, for example, when soil layers are penetrated that protect the underlying groundwater from contamination.

Each borehole provides data for the assessment of the subsoil at the respective location. The report enables the responsible authorities to gain an on-site impression of the drilling project and the drilling material produced. The authorities can take additional measurements and ensure the quality of the drilling results. This prevents costly mistakes in underground spatial planning.

You intend to drill into the ground.

Please check with the lower water authority of your district or your independent city. Many districts and independent cities offer you a corresponding form.

EUR 30.00 to 156.00 per borehole/excavation.

The notification must be made before you start work.

1 month before the start of work


Please contact the lower water authority of your district or city.

If you want to drill an earth or drill into the soil, you must indicate this beforehand.

To do this, submit the notification to the competent authority. Many districts and independent cities offer you a corresponding form.

The competent authority shall examine whether hazardous substances may enter the groundwater as a result of the excavation or borehole. In addition, it checks for what purpose you intend to drill the earth.

If necessary, you will receive a confirmation of notification after the examination. If it is a use of a body of water, you will be informed that the use requires a water permit.

Earth outcrops always represent geological investigations according to the Geological Data Act. You must therefore report this to the State Geological Survey (LAGB Saxony-Anhalt) no later than 2 weeks before the start of the event.

If the excavations are carried out in the form of boreholes that penetrate deeper than 100 meters into the ground, you must notify the mining authority (LAGB Saxony-Anhalt) of the start and cessation of drilling work at least 2 weeks in advance.

The display can be made online via the "Display and Information System for Drilling and Geothermal Energy".

Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility Rhineland-Palatinate


Ministry of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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