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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 Zaanstad.

Municipality of Zaanstad: 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.

When determining the sewage charge, the municipality distinguishes between the owner of the home and a large user. Users who use more than 300 m3 of water on an annual basis pay a user share.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zaanstad

Last updated on 26 September 2022