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Notification of the supply or use of household water in the water distribution zone

  • Permit or other obligation
  • 5 municipalities
  • Public service

An operator must notify the municipal health protection authority of the supply and use of household water in the water supply zone.

When an operator only supplies household water, it means that they do not have their own water production or treatment. A typical example is a water cooperative that buys household water from elsewhere and supplies it to its partners.

Use of household water means that an operator uses their equipment to abstract household water in order to use it as a part of their public or commercial operations.

Do the following

Submit a written notification to the municipal health protection authority.

In the regions of Rovaniemi, Ranua, Pello, Kolari or Ylitornio, the notification is submitted to Rovakaari environmental health care.

For more information, contact the customer service telephone for environmental health care, send an email to, or visit the environmental health care office.

To whom and on what terms

If the operator has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same notifications are required as from operators established in Finland.

The notification must be made if you take water for the needs of at least 50 people or at least 10 cubic metres per day.


The notification must be submitted no later than 30 days before the operations are started.

Period of validity

The notification is valid for an indefinite term.

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Rovakaari Environmental Health Services

Responsible for the service

Rovakaari Environmental Health Services
Text edited by: Rovakaari Environmental Health Services
Updated: 27/1/2023