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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 Venlo.

Municipality of Venlo: Paying the sewage charge

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 does not make any distinction between the owner and the user. Account is taken of how much water you consume on an annual basis. 

You pay a fixed sewage rate for the use of the sewer on your plot. From 1,001 m3 of water you pay extra an amount per m3 of water that you use.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Venlo

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Last updated on 26 September 2022