Environmental and water protection

The aim of environmental and water protection legislation is to prevent harmful or damaging effects on people, animals and plants, their symbiosis and living spaces, to maintain the fertility of the soil, and to protect water from detrimental effects.

Every agricultural business that keeps animals must document its balanced use of fertilisers. There are prescribed storage capacities for manure generated (liquid manure and dung), guidelines on spreading, and the maximum values for fertiliser quantities per hectare.

The legal basis

  • Environmental Protection Act of 7 October 1983
  • Water Protection Act of 24 January 1991
  • Water Protection Directive of 28 October 1998