Components of water authority tax

There are 3 types of water taxes. The type of tax you must pay depends on your situation. You must always pay a water system charge. Is your home connected to the public sewer system? Then you must also pay a water treatment charge. If your home is not connected to the public sewer system you have to pay a pollution charge.

There are 3 types of water authority tax:

  • water system charge
  • water treatment charge
  • pollution charge

Watersysteemheffing (Water system charge)

Do you live in the area of the Regional Public Water Authority Amstel, Gooi en Vecht? Then you must pay a water system charge. This way you contribute to a good management of the water cycle. How much water system charge you must pay depends on your situation:

  • Ingezetenen (Residents): you are a resident and pay per household.
  • Gebouwd (Buildings): you are the owner of 1 or more buildings and pay a percentage of the WOZ (the Valuation of Immovable Property Act) value.
  • Ongebouwd (Land without buildings): you are an landowner and pay per hectare (10,000 m2).
  • Natuurterrein (Nature area): you are the owner of a nature area and pay per hectare (10,000 m2).

Each year residents must  pay a water system charge. This is a fixed amount.  This is also the case if you move. Please read in which situations we will reduce your water authority tax assessment.

How much do I pay?

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Zuiveringsheffing (Water treatment charge)

Is your home connected to the public sewer system? Then you must pay a water treatment charge. With this, you help to pay to clean waste water. The amount you pay is based on the number of ‘pollution units’ (ve). A ve is the average amount of pollution of 1 person per year. Do you live alone? Then you pay for 1 ve. Households of 2 or more people pay for 3 ve. This is the law. This also includes children under 18 years of age.

Are you going to move and are you leaving our area? Then you only pay a water treatment charge for the period that you lived at your former address. In this case we will lower your water treatment charge. You do not have to take any action. Please read in which situations we will lower your water treatment charge.

How much do I pay?

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Verontreinigingsheffing (Pollution charge)

If your home is not connected to the public sewer system, you pay a pollution charge. You help to pay to keep the surface water clean. This charge is also based on the number of ‘pollution units’ (ve). This is the amount of pollution that 1 person causes on average per year.

Do you live alone? Then you will pay for 1 ve. Households of 2 or more people pay for 3 ve. This is the law. This includes children under 18 years of age.

Are you going to move and are you leaving our area? Then you must only pay a pollution charge for the period that you lived at your old address. Then we will lower your pollution charge. You do not have to take any action. Please read in which situations we will lower your pollution charge.

How much do I pay?

View pollution charges