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Register for water use

All water users need to register with the Department of Water Affairs. You must register for water use if you do not receive water from a service provider, local authority, water board, irrigation board, government water scheme or other bulk supplier and are using water for:

  • irrigation
  • mining purposes
  • industrial use
  • feedlots
  • in terms of a General Authorisation.

In future, when water users are required to apply for licences, those who did not register will lower their chances of getting a licence to use water.

All persons or bodies required to register for water use can contact any regional office of the Department of Water Affairs.

 

E-mail: warmsenquiries@dwa.gov.za
Toll free number 0800 200 200