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 Heerde: Paying the sewage charge
You pay for the disposal of waste water in the sewer through the sewerage charge. We impose a sewerage tax assessment on owners of homes and businesses. With the proceeds of the sewerage levy we pay the costs of:
- the collection and disposal of domestic waste water and industrial waste water.
- the collection and disposal of rainwater.
We levy sewerage charges for owners based on the situation on January 1 of the year. Are you selling your property during the year? In that case, the amount of the attack will not change. The notary settles the owner's tax on the sale with the new owner.
The amount you have to pay depends on the cross-section (diameter) of the drainage pipe on the municipal sewerage system.
- no more than 12.5 cm: € 174,94
- more than 12.5 cm, but not more than 16 cm: € 390,17
- more than 16 cm, but not more than 20 cm: € 820,61
- more than 20 cm, but not more than 25 cm: 1.681,50
- more than 25 cm: € 2.542,40
You will receive a tax assessment from us. This states the amount that you have to pay.