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).
Each municipality has its own way of calculating the sewage charge. For example, some municipalities calculate the sewage charge based on the value of the property. Others base it on drinking-water consumption. To find out how your municipality calculates the sewage charge, contact your municipality.
The sewage charge is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February.
Apply for an exemption on paying municipal taxes
Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes.
This is how it works in your (future) place of residence
Municipality of Eersel: Paying the sewage charge
NB. You only have to pay sewerage charges if you are a user of an object in the Netherlands.
You will receive a sewerage tax assessment notice every 4 months.
Pay in time
Every 4 months you will receive a sewage tax assessment notice based on the annually discharged waste water.
You can ask the municipality whether you do not have to pay part of the levy. This is called waiver. Whether you are entitled to a waiver depends on your personal situation.
Do you disagree with the sewage charge? You can object.