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:
- mining purposes
- industrial use
- 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.