Drinking water and wastewater system; application for hardship funding

The Free State of Bavaria supports the Bavarian cities and municipalities with grants for the rehabilitation of drinking water and wastewater facilities in cases of hardship.

Description

Purpose

In cases of hardship, projects for the rehabilitation of existing public water supply and wastewater disposal facilities are funded if they lead to unreasonable burdens on local authorities and citizens.

Object

In cases of hardship, funding is provided for

  • the structural rehabilitation of existing drinking water pipes and sewers (No. 2.2.1 RZWas 2021) and
  • the initial construction of interconnecting pipelines for water supply facilities as well as the initial construction of interconnecting sewers when sewage treatment plants are abandoned (No. 2.2.2 RZWas 2021),
  • the structural rehabilitation of existing drinking water extraction and treatment plants, drinking water reservoirs, sewage treatment plants, pumping stations and stormwater tanks (No. 2.2.3 RZWas 2021),
  • the accession of the facility operator to a special-purpose association (No. 2.2.4 RZWas 2021), and
  • the preparation of rehabilitation and structural concepts (No. 2.2.5 RZWas 2021).

Beneficiaries

Funding is available for municipalities with up to 20,000 inhabitants, their own undertakings, special-purpose associations and municipal undertakings which levy contributions and/or charges or water prices; undertakings undergoing private-law reform and water and land associations, provided that a regional authority has a 100% holding.

Eligible costs

Hardship funding for projects under Nos. 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 RZWas 2021 will be granted at fixed flat rates depending on the length of the project. In the case of projects under Nos. 2.2.3, 2.2.4 and 2.2.5, the flat rates are calculated on the basis of population figures. The eligible costs are determined on the basis of the expenditure carried forward in the building expenditure ledger after execution of the measure, less the non-eligible expenditure pursuant to No. 5.3 RZWas 2021.

Type and amount

The grants are awarded on a project-related basis by way of partial financing as allocations. The hardship funding is provided with fixed funding lump sums (net):

  • 120 euros per rehabilitated metre of water pipe,
  • 80 euros per metre of interconnected pipeline built for the first time (no minimum subsidy),
  • 150 euros per renovated metre of sewer,
  • 300 Euro per renewed meter of sewer and
  • 125 euros per metre of interconnected sewer built for the first time (no minimum subsidy),

The subsidy is set at a minimum of 40% and a maximum of 90% of the eligible construction costs. Once hardship threshold 2 is reached, the flat-rate funding increases to:

  • 180 euros per renovated meter of water pipe,
  • 225 euros per renovated metre of sewer,
  • 450 euros per renewed metre of sewer,

Once hardship threshold 2 is reached, the grant is set at a minimum of 70% and a maximum of 90% of the eligible implementation costs. In addition, there are the following flat-rate subsidies:

  • 250 euros per connected inhabitant for plant renovation in accordance with no. 5.4.3, maximum 70 % of the eligible implementation costs,
  • 40 euros per inhabitant taken in by a special-purpose association in accordance with No. 5.4.4, up to a maximum of 100,000 euros, and
  • 20 euros per connected inhabitant for redevelopment and structural concepts in accordance with No. 5.4.5 RZWas 2021, a maximum of 70 % of the eligible implementation costs and a maximum of 50,000 euros.

Prerequisites

  • Interconnected pipelines and sewers pursuant to No. 2.2.2 RZWas 2021, as well as rehabilitation and structural concepts pursuant to No. 2.2.5 RZWas 2021 will be funded regardless of whether a hardship threshold is reached.
  • For projects pursuant to Nos. 2.2.1, 2.2.3 and 2.2.4, funding is granted if the per capita burden determined pursuant to Annex 2 RZWas 2021 exceeds one of the hardship thresholds pursuant to No. 4.3 RZWas 2021.
  • Funding can only be provided for projects that have been commenced since the grant notification was issued (= first award of contract). Projects in accordance with Nos. 2.2.2 and 2.2.3 RZWas 2021 can only be commenced without prejudice to funding once the planning has been inspected and approved by the local water authority.
  • The local water management office will provide advice on the details.

Procedure

  • The application for funding must be submitted to the locally responsible water management office.
  • After successful examination, the application is included in the hardship programme. The Water Management Office issues the notification of funding.
  • Subsidies can be called up a maximum of once a year after submission of a confirmation of use to the Water Management Office.
  • The locally responsible water management office will provide advice on the details.

Deadlines

The guidelines for grants for water management projects (RZWas 2021) are limited until 31 December 2024.

Required documents

  • Explanation (summary for the part to be funded in the construction phase) (2-fold)
  • Site plan in which the parts to be conveyed are marked in red (2-fold)
  • Decision of the responsible body of the beneficiary to carry out the project (2 copies)
  • Form according to Annex 2 RZWas 2021 (Determination of the per capita load) (2-fold)
  • For projects pursuant to Nos. 2.2.1, 2.2.3 and 2.2.4 RZWas 2021: Form pursuant to Annex 2 RZWas 2021 (determination of per capita load) (2 copies)
  • Declaration by the project-executing agency as to whether it will pass on the grant to third parties (2 copies)
  • Declaration by the project executing agency as to whether it or the final recipient is entitled to deduct input tax (2 copies)

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Gewährung einer Zuwendung nach Muster 1a zu Art. 44 BayHO für kommunale Gebietskörperschaften
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Ermittlung der Pro-Kopf-Belastung (Anlage 2 RZWas 2021)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Verwendungsbestätigung (Anlage 5 RZWas 2021)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Remedy

Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Links to more information

Status: 01.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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