The Water Pollution Rules, 2019 are in effect!

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is pleased to report that the amended Water Pollution Rules, 201 9 (WPR) and the Water Pollution (Fees) Regulations,2019 are in effect.The WPR was first introduced in 2007 as a requirement of the Environmental Management (EM) Act Chap. 35:05 to develop and execute programmes for the control and management of point and non-point sources of water pollution.

This revision which comes after 12 years of implementation is geared towards closing the gap that presently exists in the application of modern day principles of equity,environmental justice and the internalization of costs by polluters.As such the fee structure ensures compliance with the Polluter Pays Principle (PPP), and provides a more integrated approach to water pollution and watershed management.

The Minister of Planning and Development, the Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis who championed the amendments,noted that the amended WPR 201 9 is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), core principles of the National Environmental Policy (NEP) (201 8), and national policies and commitments on the environment enshrined in Vision 2030. 

The impending passage of the Environmental Management (Beverage Conta iner) Regulations and the Waste Rules, particularly demonstrates government’s commitment to Theme 5 of Vision 2030, which places the environment at the center of social and economic development.


Water Application Fees Information

1. All Fees are to be deposited, directly to the EMA Account #1183848, at any branch of the First Citizens Bank. 

2. Applicants must attach the original receipt to the application form and keep a copy for their records. 

3. Applicants must also ensure that the bank includes their name and “WPP Application” on the receipt.

Facility Type
Effluent Discharge Volume (m^3/day)
Initial Application Fee(TTD)
Renewal Application Fee (TTD)
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