Report the death of an account holder
Thank you for contacting us at this difficult time. We are truly sorry for your loss. Please notify Waternet of an account holder’s death. We can either cancel the tap water contract or transfer the account to a different name. You do not have to take any action for the water authority taxes.
How to report a death of an account holder?
You can contact our customer service team via chat or phone. You can also quickly and easily complete an online form (in Dutch). More information on this topic is listed below. If you are not sure whether the deceased received his/her water from Waternet, please call us. We would be happy to check whether the deceased had an account for tap water.
Cancel or change the tap water account online
Was the tap water of the deceased supplied by Waternet? Would you like to notify us of his/her death online? You may choose from the following 3 options:
Stop the delivery of tap water
Would you like to stop the supply of tap water? For example, because the home of the deceased has been sold or because the rental agreement has been cancelled? Please cancel the tap water contract.
Transfer the account to your name
Do you plan to continue to live at the same address? Then we can transfer the account from the deceased’s name into your name.
Temporarily continue the delivery of tap water
Would you like to temporarily continue the supply of tap water to the address of the deceased? For example, because the home of the deceased has not been sold or rented out yet? Yes, this is an option. We can temporarily continue the contract. We will send any messages and/or bills to your address. We will refer to this address as the address of the heir(s).
Water authority tax
We do not have to be notified for the death of an accountholder for water authority tax. We will receive all the required information from:
- the municipality
- the ‘Kadaster ()’ (The Netherlands' Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency)
- the Chamber of Commerce
What if the deceased had not yet received a water authority tax assessment prior to his/her death?
Then the new owner/tenant will receive the water authority tax assessment for this address.
Did the deceased live alone?
The water authority tax assessment will be transferred to the name of the heir(s). This includes the water system charge for ressidents and the water system charge for the ownership of the home.Find out more about the different components of water authority tax.