About us

The LIPPEVERBAND was founded on 18 January 1926, as a water management association for the middle and lower sections of the Lippe river. We cooperated closely with the EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT from the start, as the oldest German water association. The two associations work together under the aegis of a harmonised organisational structure.

As an autonomous public sector entity, the LIPPEVERBAND is supported and financed by its members: City administrations, businesses and mining companies. The members participate in opinion-forming and decisions through the annual meetings and association councils.

Our association has always represented a high degree of technical competence. We have for example set standards with our wastewater treatment plants. As a modern water management association, we have clear organisational structures and a commercial accounting system with controlling tools. An example of continuous process optimisation is our leading role in the development of benchmarking for wastewater treatment plants. We calculate the potential here by comparing the best figures achieved in the industry, in order to continuously check and further reduce our costs.