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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 Hoogeveen.

Municipality of Hoogeveen: Paying the sewage charge

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

The sewage charge in the municipality of Hoogeveen consists of 2 different parts.

  • Owner's charge: the height of this charge depends on the size of your property. It doesn't matter whether or not your house is connected to the municipal sewer.
  • User's charge: flat fee for a house.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoogeveen

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Last updated on 26 September 2022