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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 The Hague.

Sewage charges for owners and users

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

In determining the sewage charge, the municipality makes a distinction between the owner of the property and a high-volume user. Users who use more than 500 cubic metres of water on an annual basis pay a user component. Therefore 2 sewage rates apply.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of The Hague

Last updated on 26 September 2022