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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 Westerwolde.

Municipality of Westerwolde: Paying the sewage charge

Note. If you own a property (building) you will pay sewerage charges. And if the building is connected to the sewerage system. 

When determining sewerage charges, the municipality differentiates between a residential user and the owner of the property. As such, the sewerage charge consists of an owner's part and a user's part. There are two sewerage charges.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Westerwolde

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Last updated on 26 September 2022