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Paying the sewage charge

You pay a sewage charge (rioolheffing) for your wastewater and for rainwater that ends up in the sewer. The sewage charge is part of the municipal taxes and is collected by the municipality, which uses that money to pay for maintenance and replacement of the sewers. Some municipalities also call the sewage charge sewage tax (rioolbelasting).

This is how it works in your (future) place of residence

Your (future) place of residence falls under the Municipality of Amersfoort.

Municipality of Amersfoort: Paying the sewage charge

Please note: you only have to pay  rioolheffing (sewage charge) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

[optie 1]

In determining the sewage charge, the municipality makes a distinction between a user and an owner of the property. The sewage charge therefore consists of an owner component and a user component. Therefore 2  rates apply.

[optie 2]

In determining the sewage charge, the municipality makes a distinction between a user and an owner of the property. The sewage charge therefore consists of an owner component and a user component. In addition, there is a rate for unbuilt properties and properties such as detached garages. Therefore 3  rates apply.

[optie 3]

In determining the sewage charge, the municipality makes a distinction between the owner of the property and a high-volume user. Users who use more than 301 cubic metres of water on an annual basis pay a user component. Therefore 2 sewage rates apply.

[optie 4]

In determining the sewage charge, the municipality does not make any distinction between the owner and the user. Account is taken of how much water you consume on an annual basis. One sewage rate applies.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Amersfoort

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Last updated on 26 September 2022