The approximately 1,000 abstractions have been registered and got either provisional or final water use permits. Currently the water supply does not meet demand due to water being over-abstracted. There are procedures for registering water use permits according to the Water Act of 2009 and its regulations.
Firstly, applications from applicants received, analysed and processed after field visit (where hydrographical reports are prepared) and obtaining enough information from requested persons around the abstraction point, reports from the District Authorities and other authorities during the applications announcement period in the official gazette and District’s notice boards. Finally, the application forwarded to BWB for approval or reject. After approval, Provisional or final grants will be issued.