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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 Weststellingwerf.

Municipality of Weststellingwerf: 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.

The municipality can impose a sewerage charge on the owner and/or user of a building, residential or commercial space. The municipality of Weststellingwerf has chosen to only impose a sewerage tax assessment on owners. This tax is used, for example, to cover the construction of the sewerage system. An owner must pay for the construction costs, such as waterproofing basements, himself.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Weststellingwerf

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Last updated on 26 September 2022