You will require a permit if you intend to undertake work on dams or wells. Work practices may cover the design, construction, maintenance, surveillance and decommissioning of dams and well works, and any related matters.
There are some exemptions for dams and wells. You should refer to the Agency for more information.
As a general rule, any works in a watercourse may require a permit and should be referred to the Agency.
A dam or well permit only allows for the construction of, or other works to, a dam or well. You may also need to apply to the Agency for a water licence to store and use the water. Approval of a water licence proceeds according to the Agency's normal process. A Water Licence may be suspended / revoked in the case of a Water Supply Emergency (WSE) and may be subject to restrictions if water flow is limited at a given time.
Please consult the Contact Officer to assist you in determining if a permit is required under current legislation.