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Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture

Infiltration of rainwater - permit-free

Are you interested in the infiltration of rainwater on residential properties? Then please continue reading here.

Important notes

Prerequisites

  • No more than 250 m² of paved area is connected to the drainage system.
  • The seepage within water protection areas takes place near the surface via seepage troughs or similar.
  • The seepage takes place outside of contaminated sites and areas suspected of being contaminated.
  • The requirements for harmless seepage from the ordinance are complied with.
The other requirements for harmless seepage are observed.

Documents required

Plans, descriptions and evidence of the planned project.
Please note the information in the online reporting procedure or in the form.

Please note

Permission is not required

  • provided that no more than 250 square meters of paved area is connected to the drainage system
  • infiltration outside of Zones I and II of water protection areas
  • as well as outside of contaminated sites and suspected contaminated sites, and
  • the requirements for harmless infiltration from the ordinance are complied with.

Deadlines

not specified

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

You report your intention to insure rainwater on your residential property online or by correspondence.

Processing time

for you about 10 minutes

Fees

no

Legal notes

Legal basis

§§ 8 and 9 paragraph 1 number 4 and § 10 of the Water Resources Act (WHG).


according to § 85 paragraph 1 of the Hamburg Water Act (HWaG).

Service description

The Rainwater Infiltration Ordinance of December 23, 2003 regulates the exemption from permission for the seepage of rainwater on residential properties. According to this, the permit required under the Water Resources Act for the seepage of rainwater on residential properties no longer applies, provided that the relevant conditions are met.

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Address and contact information

Address

Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture
Water Management
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

Room: G.04.342

Facility info

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We have a limited number of customer parking spaces. To reserve a parking space, please contact our receptionist by e-mail at zugang@bsw.hamburg.de or by telephone on +49 40 428 40 - 50 50. Our working hours are: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m , Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Public transport

S3/S31 Wilhelmsburg, Bus 13/151/152/154/156//155/252 Inselpark

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