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Calculate and determine the wastewater levy

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.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city.

Competent authority

  • as a rule, the lower water authorities are responsible for collecting the water abstraction fee: districts, district-free and large independent cities, Hanover region
  • in certain cases, the Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation (NLWKN) is responsible for collecting the water abstraction fee

Requirements

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

Which documents are required?

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

What are the fees?

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.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The declaration of submission must be submitted by 31 March of the year following the assessment period at the latest.

Duty obligations according to § 9 Nds. AG AbwAG

Processing duration

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

Applications / forms

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

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

Professionally released on

20.10.2020

competent Bodies

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt

Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:
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

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Simon Tautz
Telephone: 05931 44-2531
Room:
B 531
responsible for:

Data protection information

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt

Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Postal address: Post Office Box 280
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

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
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

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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