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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 Zutphen.

Municipality of Zutphen: Paying the sewage charge

What is a sewage charge?

The sewage charge is a tax levied on households and businesses to pay for the maintenance and management of the sewage system. With the income, the municipality can also pay for the measures necessary to maintain the groundwater level and to process rainwater.

Who pays sewage charges?

Owners and/or users of a home or business premises pay sewage charges.


You can view a copy of your assessment notice by logging in to MijnTribuut.

Please note: you only have to pay  rioolheffing (sewage charge) if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with a municipality.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Zutphen

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Last updated on 26 September 2022