Why do I need to pay the sewage charge?
The sewage charge is for the drainage of waste water or rainwater into the local sewage system.
If you are the owner of a residential property, commercial premises or land directly or indirectly connected to the local sewage system, you will also need to pay the owner’s sewage charge.
If you produce more than 500 m3 of waste water annually, you are required to pay the user’s sewage charge. We receive these data from Brabant Water.
How much will I need to pay?
|Rates for 2020|
|Owner’s sewage charge||144 Euros per property|
|User’s sewage charge||199 Euros per 500 m³|
How and when do I need to pay?
Each year, at the end of February, you will receive a local tax bill which will include the owner's sewage charge.
Each year, at the end of May, you will receive a tax bill for the user's sewage charge.
You can pay the amount on the bill all at once or authorise a direct debit. In that case, the amount will be deducted from your bank account in 10 instalments. More information about direct debits.
Do I need to pay the sewage charge for an empty property?
Yes. If you are the owner of property on 1 January, you need to pay the sewage charge for it. It makes no difference whether the property is in use or not.
What if I cannot pay the bill?
What happens if I sell my house, commercial premises or land during the year?
If you sell your property during the year, you are not entitled to any exemption from or discount on the sewage charge. The lawyer will usually settle this amount with the new owner.