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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 Woerden: Paying the sewage charge

If you use the sewer, you pay a sewage charge. You will find your sewage charge on your 'Municipal Taxes' tax return form. This only applies if you live in the Netherlands and are registered with the municipality.

Check the website for current rates.

Paying sewage charges

Sewage charges are part of your annual municipal taxes.

-You pay your municipal taxes in one go.
-Or in 10 installments via direct debit.

Can't pay your municipal taxes?

-Then you can apply for an exemption.
-Or make a payment arrangement online. Are you an entrepreneur? Send an e-mail to

If you disagree with your municipal taxes, you can object. You can submit your notice of objection online with DigiD or send it to the municipality by post.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Woerden

Visiting address

Blekerijlaan 14

3447GR Woerden

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Last updated on 26 September 2022