Water and the environment

We process permit applications for projects subject to the Water Act. We also process environmental permit applications relating to activities that may have extensive impact on the environment. 

In 2023–2026 projects that further the green transition can be given priority in the processing of permit applications.

Remember, you may not start the work until we have issued a permit and it has become legally valid. 

Water suppliers need the competent Regional State Administrative Agency’s consent for deviating from chemical quality requirements. We can grant exemptions from chemical quality requirements for the duration of essential maintenance works if an alternative water supply cannot reasonably be provided and the water quality issues do not pose a health risk.