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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a reduction for water abstraction charges


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

You may apply for a reduction in the water abstraction charge if the actual amount of water taken is lower or the purpose of the water is different from the decision authorised by the water law.

Have you taken less water in the last year than you have allowed in the water law decision? Then you have the option to apply for a reduction in the water collection fee.

The Land Administration Office calculates the water collection fee and determines this by decision.

Once you have received the notice, you must pay the water withdrawal fee within one month.

Until 31 March, you have the option of applying for a discount for the previous year.

  • Please submit the completed forms to the State Administration Office.
  • The competent body will examine your application.
  • After that, you will receive a notification from the State Administration Office about the water collection fee.

Please contact the Saxony-Anhalt State Administration Office.

  • The amount of water taken last year is lower than permitted in the water law decision
  • Or you have used the water for a different purpose than the water law notice
  • Application for a reduction
  • Proof of the quantity actually taken (Read Log Form)
  • Or proof of the actual purpose of the water

You must apply for a discount for the previous year by 31 March.

For example, you have taken less water in 2020. You can apply for a discount for the year 2020 until 31.03.2021. The necessary documentation must be available to the competent authority by that date. A subsequent assertion is excluded.    

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

Further information can be found on the pages of the Saxony-Anhalt State Administration Office. There you can also send your questions and suggestions.

Information on water abstraction charges

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Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Energy of Saxony-Anhalt

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