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
If you live in Sliedrecht or if you have a business here, you pay tax for the processing of rainwater and groundwater and the maintenance of the sewer. Even if your building is not directly connected to the sewer. This is called sewerage charges. You will usually receive an assessment by post or via mijn.overheid.nl at the end of February.
If you rent a house or other property, you pay less than if you own it. Tenants pay the user share. Owners the part of the property. If you are both the owner and user of the property, you pay both.
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Do you disagree with the sewage charge? Then you can object. For more information visit our website.