Consult current Legislation (PDF format) concerning the placing of pipes and water prospecting.

Law No. 58/2005 of 29 December
Approves the Water Act, transposing into national law Directive 2000/60 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October, and laying the foundation and the institutional framework for sustainable water management.

Decree-Law No. 236/98, 1 August
This law sets standards, criteria and quality objectives in order to protect the aquatic environment and improve the quality of water in function of its main uses.

Decree-Law No. 152/97, of 19 June
Transposing into domestic law the provisions of Directive 91/271 / EEC of the Council of 21 May 1991 regarding the collection, treatment and discharge of urban waste water into the aquatic environment.

Decree-Law No. 133/2005, of 16 August
Approves the licensing regime of the activity of entities operating in the research sector, capture and assembly of underground water extraction equipment.