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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Paying the waste water levy

Description

For the discharge of wastewater (waste water and precipitation water) into a surface water or groundwater, a wastewater levy is levied in Germany on a federal and supplementary state law basis. The collection of the waste water levy is carried out by the individual countries.

Are you dischargeing wastewater into a body of water? In this way, a levy must be paid to the respective federal state. For this purpose, you should submit the declarations (forms) required for the determination of the submission to the competent authority.

Contact the State Administration Office.

Anyone who discharges waste water into a body of water is liable to pay a levy.

The required documents vary depending on the obligation to pay for dirty and/or rainwater.

Possible required documents for dirty water:

  • Submission declaration for small instructors
  • Explanation of monitoring values
  • Explanation of lower monitoring values and the resulting measurement results
  • For industrial dischargers: Application for deduction of the preload

Possible documents required for rainwater:

  • Declaration of submission for rainwater

For the discharge of waste water, a levy must be paid to the respective federal state.

The amount of the levy depends on the amount of the determined number of damage units (ZSE) and the levy rate to be used.

Those liable to pay for rainwater and/or small discharges should submit an annual declaration to the competent authority.

  • Declarations of the monitoring values must be submitted no later than 1 month before the start of the assessment period (calendar year)
  • Declarations of lower values after must be submitted 2 weeks before the requested period

The processing time depends on the quality and scope of the applications and documents submitted.

The description and execution of the individual forms varies from one federal state to another. In general terms, there are the following declarations/forms.

  • Declaration of submission for rainwater
  • Submission declaration for small instructors
  • Explanation of the monitoring values (§ 6 Abs. 1 AbwAG)
  • Declaration of lower monitoring values (§ 4 Abs. 5 AbwAG)
  • For industrial dischargers: Application for deduction of the previous load (§ 4 Abs. 3 AbwAG)
  • If applicable, link to the aforementioned forms: State specific
  • Online procedure possible: State specific

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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

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