All property owners who have wells, boreholes, drainages and other facilities for groundwater extraction in their properties have to register them with the respective basin directorate. The registration is mandatory and the deadline is November 27, 2020.
Each property owner must send to the respective basin directorate a filled in and signed form “РГ2” together with a copy of the notary deed of the property and a sketch of the property, but only if it’s a valid one. The documents are sent by courier or post to the directorate or submitted on the spot. There is also the option to send them online but only if they are signed with a valid electronic signature.
There are a total of 4 Basin directorates which you can see in the table below taken from the site of the Ministry of Environment and Water. For example, property owners in the Veliko Tarnovo region must register with the Danube Region Basin Directorate in the city of Pleven.
|BASIN DIRECTORATE||DIRECTOR||PHONE||EMAIL / INTERNET PAGE|
|“West Aegean region” – Blagoevgrad – Blvd. St. Dimitar Solunski, № 66, P.C. 441||Momchil Pashov||073/8 94 email@example.com|
|“Black Sea region” – Varna – Al. Dyakovich street № 33||Eng. Desislava Konsulova||052/631 firstname.lastname@example.org |
|“Danube region” – Pleven – Chataldja Street № 60, P.C. 1237||Eng. Petar Dimitrov||064/885 email@example.com|
|“East Aegean region” – Plovdiv – Yanko Sakazov Street № 35||Vasilka Chopkova||032/604 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Information taken from the site of the Ministry of Environment and Water
After all the necessary documents have been sent, the directorate will issue a certificate for registration of the respective water supply facility. The Basin Directorate reminds that when illegal groundwater abstraction facilities are established after November 27, 2020, they are liquidated at the expense of their owner, who also bears criminal responsibility for this crime.
This registration applies to wells from which water is used for domestic purposes, for watering and raising animals for household needs. Water use up to 10m³ per day from the registered wells in the settlements is free of charge. They don’t require the installation of water meters and no state fees or taxes are paid for these wells. Registration is necessary in order to protect the interests of citizens at granting water abstraction rights in the area of the respective settlement and limiting the risk of wells drying out.