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Wastewater: Small sewage treatment plants - supervision / permit
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Land that is used for residential and commercial purposes should generally be connected to the central wastewater sewage system of the respective municipality.
If this is not possible for technical and economic reasons, the municipality may, in accordance with its wastewater disposal concept, prescribe for individual properties that the authorized users of the properties must dispose of domestic wastewater by small sewage treatment plants.
The decision as to whether wastewater disposal is to be carried out centrally or decentrally is made solely by the respective municipality.
The districts, as lower water authorities, are responsible for the supervision of water bodies and their protection. The discharge of treated wastewater into surface waters or groundwater requires a so-called discharge permit from the lower water authority.
Important for all small sewage treatment plant operators:
Since January 1, 2010, the conclusion of a maintenance contract has been required for all types of wastewater treatment plants. Until now, this only applied to technically ventilated small sewage treatment plants. This means that the operators of sewage pond systems, filter trenches, filter shafts, constructed wetlands and underground irrigation plants must also conclude a maintenance contract with an expert maintenance company for small sewage treatment plants.
Who should I contact?
- To your municipal, official or city administration regarding the decision whether wastewater disposal is / should be carried out centrally or decentrally.
- To the district or the district-free city (lower water authorities) regarding the construction, operation and maintenance of a small sewage treatment plant.
Which documents are required?
Information on the documents to be submitted shall be provided by the competent authority.
What are the fees?
Fees are charged in accordance with the Schedule of Fees. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.
- § 54 Water Resources Act (WHG),
- §§ 31, 34 Water Act of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (Landeswassergesetz-WasG SH),
- Ordinance on Requirements for the Discharge of Wastewater into Water Bodies (Wastewater Ordinance - AbwV), Annex 1 Domestic and Municipal Wastewater.
What else should I know?
Domestic wastewater disposal is not only about the pure disposal and thus the disposing of the wastewater, but rather the legislator requires the proper purification of the wastewater. Wastewater disposal is imperative to keep our waters clean.
Further information on water management and an overview of the addresses of the specially competent authorities can be found in the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.