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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 Heemskerk.

Municipality of Heemskerk: Paying the sewage charge

The municipality manages and maintains the sewers, provides for the disposal of wastewater and takes measures for the treatment of rain (rain) and groundwater. To cover these costs, the sewerage charge is levied. Everyone who directly or indirectly disposes of wastewater via the sewerage system pays this sewerage charge.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Heemskerk

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Last updated on 26 September 2022