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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).

Each municipality has its own way of calculating the sewage charge. For example, some municipalities calculate the sewage charge based on the value of the property. Others base it on drinking-water consumption. To find out how your municipality calculates the sewage charge, contact your municipality. 

The sewage charge is included in the municipal tax bill. This is usually sent out in the first 2 weeks of February.

Apply for an exemption on paying municipal taxes

Are you unable to pay your municipal taxes? Then ask your municipality for an exemption. You can be granted an exemption from paying part of the taxes, or all of the taxes.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Municipality of Maassluis: Paying the sewage charge

Do you own a residential or commercial space that is directly or indirectly connected to the municipal sewer system? Then you have to pay sewage charges.

In addition, the municipality of Maassluis has a sewage charge for high-volume users. Users who use more than 1.000 cubic metres of water on an annual basis also pay a user component. Therefore 2 sewage rates apply.

The following rates apply:

-        Owner component: € 185,00

-        High-volume user component: 

a. € 0,4777 per unit from 1.000 m3 to 10.000 m3

b. € 0,1323 per unit from 10.000 m3 to 100.000 m3

c. € 0,1626 per unit from 100.000 m3 to 1.000.000 m3


You will receive a letter from the municipality stating the amount of the sewage charge. The letter will state how and by what date you must pay.

Paying on time

Pay on time to avoid having to pay extra charges. 


You cannot apply for an exemption.

Do you disagree with the sewage charge? You can object via, or by post: Clustermanager Bedrijfsvoering, Postbus 55, 3140 AB Maassluis.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Maassluis

Visiting address

Koningshoek 93050

3144BA Maassluis

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Last updated on 26 September 2022