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Display of a house well

As the owner of a domestic well for drinking water supply, you have the obligation to report it.

In order to ensure the quality of drinking water, the water from domestic wells for drinking water supply must be checked for contamination at regular intervals.

In order to determine the necessary examinations and the examination intervals, your responsible health authority must be notified of the initial commissioning, construction, significant technical change or transfer of ownership.

Afterwards, the health authority will contact you regarding an on-site inspection.

Process flow

  • They display your house well.

  • After you have entered and confirmed all the information, you will receive a confirmation of the notification from the responsible health authority.

  • Your health department will contact you for an on-site inspection of your well and coordinate the further procedure with you.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the local health offices of the districts and district-free cities.


Ownership of a domestic well for drinking water supply

Which documents are required?


What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must report a house well to the local health department four weeks before the initial commissioning, construction or transfer of ownership.

House wells that have not yet been reported to the health authority must be reported later.


There is no possibility of an appeal.


Following the notification, the responsible health authority will contact you about an on-site inspection. Fees apply for the inspection.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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