Water authority tax rates

There are 3 different types of water authority tax: a water system charge, a water treatment charge and a pollution charge. The type of taxes you must pay depends on your specific situation. View the rates and examples for 4 situations.

Water authority tax rates 2020

Type of tax (in Dutch)Type of tax (in English)2020 rates
Watersysteemheffing ingezetenen Resident water system charge € 114.56 per home
Watersysteemheffing gebouwd Water system charge for buildings 0.012188% of the WOZ value
Watersysteemheffing ongebouwd Water system charge for land without  buildings € 107.70 per hectare (10,000 m2)
Watersysteemheffing wegen Water system charge for roads € 215.40 per hectare (10,000 m2)
Watersysteemheffing natuurterreinen Water system charge for nature areas € 2.12 per hectare (10,000 m2)
Zuiveringsheffing Water treatment charge € 54.92 per pollution unit (ve)*
Verontreinigingsheffing Pollution charge € 54.92 per pollution unit (ve)*

* ve is a pollution unit. People who live alone pay for 1 ve. Households with more than 1 resident pay for 3 ve.

Examples (2020)

1. You are a tenant and you live together

Households of 2 or more people pay a water treatment charge for 3 pollution units. Even when your household consists of just 2 people. You must also pay the water system charge for residents. 

Type of tax2020 rates
Water treatment charge (3 pollution units) € 164.76
Water system charge for residents € 114.56 per home
Total 2020 € 279.32

2. You are a tenant and you live alone

One-person households must pay a water treatment charge of 1 pollution unit. You must also pay the water system charge for residents.

Type of tax2020 rates
Water treatment charge (1 pollution unit) € 54.92
Water system charge for residents € 114.56 per home
Total 2020 € 169.48

3. You live alone and you own your home

One-person households must pay a water treatment charge of 1 pollution unit. You must also pay the water system charge for residents. And as a home owner, you must also pay the water system charge for buildings. In this example the WOZ value of your home is 350,000 euros.

Type of tax2020 rates
Water treatment charge (1 pollution unit) € 54.92
Water system charge for residents € 114.56 per home
Water system charge for buildings (0.012188% WOZ value) € 42.66
Total 2020 € 212.14

4. You have a family with 2 children and you own your home

Households of 2 or more people pay a water treatment charge for 3 pollution units. You must also pay the water system charge for residents. And as a home owner, you must also pay the water system charge for buildings. In this example the WOZ value of your home is 350,000 euros.

Type of tax2020 rates
Water treatment charge (3 pollution units) € 164.76
Water system charge for residents € 114.56 per home
Water system charge for buildings (0.012188% WOZ value) € 42.66
Total 2020 € 321.98

 

Reduction of your assessment

Sometimes we reduce your assessment. For example, when the number of people in the household changes. Or in the event of a death.

Find out in which situations we will reduce your assessment

 

Water authority tax rates for 2019 and previous years

View rates for 2019 and previous years