Water supervision includes the enforcement and monitoring of necessary measures
- to improve the situation of water bodies as part of the ecosystem,
- to reduce the input of substances into the aquatic environment,
- for the removal of water pollution, and
- to prevent future possible stresses.
The powers of action of the competent authority are laid down in §§ 100 and 101 of the Water Resources Act (WHG) and § 128 of the Lower Saxony Water Act (NWG).
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city and the large independent city.
In special cases, which are regulated in the Ordinance on Responsibilities in the Field of Water Law (ZustVO-Wasser), the responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city, the Lower Saxony State Agency for Water Management, Coastal and Nature Conservation (NLWKN), the State Trade Supervisory Office or .dem State Office for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG).
Ordinance on Responsibilities in the Field of Water Law (ZustVO-Wasser)
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
§§ 100 and 101 Law on the Regulation of the Water Resources (WHG)
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