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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 Oudewater.

Municipality of Oudewater: Paying the sewage charge

If you use the sewer, you pay a sewage charge. You will find your sewage charge on your 'Municipal Taxes' tax return form. This only applies if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with the municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Oudewater

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Last updated on 26 September 2022