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Saxony Water Law.

Type of law
Date of original text

The present Law applies to surface waters, groundwater and parts thereof. Waters are to be secured as part of the natural environment and living space for human beings, animals and plants. They have to be managed in such a way that they meet the need and well being of the community; once such a principle is complied with, their use may also suit individual interests. Adverse influence on eco-systems has to be avoided and in general a sustainable development has to be guaranteed. The text consists of 126 articles divided into 8 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Management of waters (2); Special provisions on protection of waters (3); Provision on water charges for water abstraction (4); Prevention of hazards, toleration and concession obligations, expropriation (5); Surveillance of waters (6); Competences and proceedings (7); Penalties and transitional provisions (8). Five Annexes are enclosed.
Date of consolidation/reprint
The present Law, in this version of 12 July 2013, is consolidated as of 8 July 2016.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
S chsisches Wassergesetz (S chsWG).