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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 Krimpenerwaard.

Rioolheffing (sewage charge)

Is your building connected to the municipal sewer system? Then you must pay sewage charges. You will receive an assessment from the municipality for this.

The SVHW  (Samenwerkingsverband Vastgoedinformatie Heffing en Waardebepaling) will send you an assessment notice for the sewage charge. The situation on 1 January of the tax year determines whether you receive the assessment for that year. If you move to another municipality after 1 January, the SVHW will automatically reduce the sewage charge assessment for the remaining months.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Krimpenerwaard

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Last updated on 26 September 2022