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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 Smallingerland.

Municipality of Smallingerland: Paying the sewage charge

Please note. You only need to pay sewerage charges if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

Upon the determination of the sewerage charges, the municipality makes a distinction between a user and the owner of the house. The sewerage charges  There are two sewerage charges.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Smallingerland

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Last updated on 26 September 2022