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Uganda - Obtain Ground Water Permit

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Procedure[edit]

Apply In-Person

  1. In order to apply for Ground water Permit, the applicant has to apply in person to the Director Directorate of Water Resources Management.
  2. Submit a filled application form along with the required documents to the Director Directorate of Water Resources Management and the application form (Form B) should be submitted to the Directorate of Water Resource Management or you can forward them to the:-
    The Director
    Directorate of Water Resources Management,
    Address: P. O. Box 20026,
    Kampala, Uganda.
  3. The Director may require you to advertise the application at your cost in a way specified by the Directorate of water resource management.
  4. You are to submit the application documents with all the required documents.These documents include
    1. For companies or NGOs Company profile indicating Memorandum and Articles of Association, shareholders and management set up registered with Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
    2. A borehole/water well completion report with attachments to include the pumping test data, certificate of water quality analysis, siting report.
    3. Applicant might be required to prepare and submit plans or other information to support the application.
    4. Application form.
    5. Evidence of payment in the bank
    6. Email address.
    7. Establishment of an office and workshop in Uganda.
    8. Evidence of ownership of water equipment.
    9. Evidence of payment to the bank.
    10. Name of applicant.
    11. Tax Identification Number (TIN)
  5. When you have completed to fill the form and the appropriate attachments, you must attach evidence of payment (URA receipt scanned or delivered) for processing the application.
  6. Please provide the names and addresses of two referees who can comment on the character competence and reputation of yourself and your firm.
  7. Please provide the name and address of your firm's bankers as required by the Director.
  8. Submit the payment receipt together with the application documents. An application form is free charge.
  9. The Director shall after receipt of application referred the application to any public authority designated by the Committee for consideration and comments.
  10. The permit may be granted for a period not exceeding five years; (b) the permit shall be granted subject to such conditions as are relevant to the specified particular types of uses determined by the Committee;
  11. A processing time of 90 days is needed to complete the processing of the Ground water permit, after which you will be contacted through a phone call to collect your Ground water permit.
  12. You will be required to carry your identification documents when collecting your Ground water Permit.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • For companies or NGOs Company profile indicating Memorandum and Articles of Association, shareholders and management set up registered with Uganda Registration Services Bureau.
  • A borehole completion report with attachments to include the pumping test data, certificate of water quality analysis, siting report.
  • Applicant might be required to prepare and submit plans or other information to support the application.
  • Application form.
  • Evidence of payment in the bank

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Water and Environment
Directorate of Water Resources Management
P.O. Box 20026 Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256 – 414 - 699486
Physical Address: Plot 12 Mpigi Road, Entebbe
Postal Address: P.O. Box 19 Entebbe
Jurisdiction: National
Email Address: callist.tindimugaya@mwe.go.ug or dwrm.wrpr@mwe.go.ug
Website:Ministry of water and environment
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays

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Eligibility[edit]

Individual/Association/Company/Public Authority, corporate engaged in the business of boring/pumping ground water wells.

Fees[edit]

Application Fees: Nil

  • License Fee:
  1. 450,000 Ugx New permit
  2. 200,000 ¬ 3,000,000 Ugx payable annually depending on the amount of water being abstracted.
  3. Renewal Fee: 50,000 Ugx.

Validity[edit]

Validity: 5 Years

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

ground water form

Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time:3 Months.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • A person who becomes the owner or occupier of any premises in respect of which a water permit exists shall continue to abstract water in accordance with the conditions and terms spelt out in that water permit for a period of three months from the date on which that person becomes the owner or occupier of the premises.
  • After the expiry of the period, the Director shall, on receipt of a notification grant that person a water permit on conditions which are not more onerous to the applicant than the conditions attached to the previous water permit.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of Individual/Association/Company/Public Authority
  • Name of landowner where borehole is constructed and water will be used.
  • Location of land where the water well/borehole is or will be constructed.
  • the source of water as appropriate.borehole,Dug well,Spring etc.
  • the Use or proposed use of water a) Irrigation b) Livestock (c ) Urban domestic (d ) Rural domestic ( e) Industrial (f ) Fisheries (g ) Services (h ) Power generation (i ) Recreational
  • Name of Company/Partnership/Public Corporation/NGO/Cooperative Society.
  • Acting for Company/Partnership/Public Corporation/NGO/Co-operative Society.
  • Postal address (if different from above):
  • District:
  • Main Activity:
  • List the full names and citizenship of each Director
  • Date of Registration:
  • Name and address of your firm's bankers
  • Names and addresses of two referees
  • Information relating to the construction type and standard of;
  1. construction;
  2. dimension;
  3. any other feature of the works; and
  4. any associated works.
  • Information relating to the future maintenance and operation of the works and any associated works and the date on which operation of these works may commence;
  • the date of commencement of work on the works and the notice required to be given of that commencement;
  • the submission of reports on the carrying out of work on the works;
  • Information on the period within which work on the works must be completed;
  • information on the qualifications that must be held by any person who is to undertake, design, construct or operate the whole or any part of the works;
  • Information on works of a waterway, additional works and measures to be undertaken.
  • the protection and enhancement of in-stream uses of water.
  • the protection of water and its surroundings;
  • the maintenance of flow in the waterway,
  • the maintenance of the drainage regime.
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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 
 

Information which might help[edit]

The Director may,

  • require an applicant to prepare and submit plans or other information to support the application made under the regulation;
  • in person or by a person duly authorized by him enter any land and carry out any investigations that are necessary to enable him process the application;
  • require an applicant for a water permit, at his cost, to advertise the application for a water permit in such manner as the Director may in writing specify.
  • request the applicant referred 10 in sub regulation (1), in any notice advertised under that sub regulation, to invite submissions on that publication within such period as the Director may in writing specify.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.


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