Water boards; tariffs levies

Water boards; tariffs levies

Water boards Periods Water system levy Water system levy residents (euros per housing unit) Water system levy Water system levy unbuilt-on land (euros per hectare) Water system levy Water system levy nature areas (euros per hectare) Water system levy Water system levy built-up land (% WOZ value) Road levy Road levy for residents (euros per housing unit) Road levy Road levy unbuilt-on land (euros per hectare) Road levy Road levy nature areas (euros per hectare) Road levy Road levy built-up land (% WOZ value) Wastewater treatment levy (euros per pollution unit) Pollution levy (euros per pollution unit)
Waterschap Rijn en IJssel (WS) 2020* 63.09 56.84 3.53 0.03113 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 53.43 53.43
Hoogheemraadschap van Delfland (WS) 2020* 123.29 178.18 4.56 0.02330 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 93.50 93.50
Waterschap De Dommel (WS) 2020* 43.60 58.32 2.90 0.02069 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 49.56 49.56
Hoogheemraadschap van Rijnland (WS) 2020* 105.60 121.99 4.00 0.02266 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 61.30 61.30
Waterschap Rivierenland (WS) 2020* 110.33 102.48 5.57 0.04447 46.32 13.21 1.56 0.01343 54.98 54.98
Hhs De Stichtse Rijnlanden (WS) 2020* 83.64 107.00 6.03 0.02384 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 64.48 64.48
Waterschap Hunze en Aa's (WS) 2020* 74.89 67.34 6.02 0.04928 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 74.21 74.21
Waterschap Noorderzijlvest (WS) 2020* 90.98 79.92 6.89 0.06038 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 65.75 65.75
Waterschap Zuiderzeeland (WS) 2020* 86.42 101.21 9.90 0.04390 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 59.50 59.50
Hhs Hollands Noorderkwartier (WS) 2020* 106.45 125.55 5.02 0.04107 39.09 32.51 2.10 0.01146 55.23 55.23
Waterschap Brabantse Delta (WS) 2020* 61.15 77.30 4.86 0.03325 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 58.00 58.00
Wetterskip Fryslân (WS) 2020* 99.39 96.54 7.85 0.06663 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 58.34 58.34
Waterschap Aa en Maas (WS) 2020* 61.50 83.32 5.30 0.03554 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 49.08 49.08
Waterschap Hollandse Delta (WS) 2020* 104.51 127.26 5.89 0.03061 15.37 21.25 1.18 0.00636 61.82 61.82
Hhs van Schieland en Krimpenerwaard (WS) 2020* 106.38 103.88 3.30 0.02360 43.54 34.39 34.39 0.02407 50.01 50.01
Waterschap Scheldestromen (WS) 2020* 112.24 85.35 8.18 0.05589 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 62.36 62.36
Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe (WS) 2020* 56.63 50.35 3.03 0.02030 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 54.08 54.08
Waterschap Vechtstromen (WS) 2020* 78.51 65.21 4.43 0.03839 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 52.15 52.15
WS Drents Overijsselse Delta (WS) 2020* 101.10 79.03 4.63 0.04300 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 57.28 57.28
Waterschap Limburg (WS) 2020* 63.50 65.52 4.01 0.02650 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 52.26 52.26
Waterschap Amstel, Gooi en Vecht (WS) 2020* 114.56 121.58 2.12 0.01219 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00000 54.92 54.92
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on the tariffs of the water board levies.
Water boards impose these levies as remuneration for their legal tasks. The most important legal tasks are flood defense, water management (ensuring the right water level for agriculture, nature, residents) and ensuring water quality. Some water boards also manage roads and waterways.
The water boards impose water system levies, road levies and non-task-related levies (till 2015) on four categories of taxpayers: residents, owners of buildings, owners of land (unbuilt) and owners of nature sites. A water board can choose to impose a separate road levy or to pay the costs of road management and maintenance from the water system levy.
Water boards can apply tariff differentiation. This means that a water board can use different tariffs for the same levy for, for example, areas outside dikes and inside dikes. If this is the case, the table shows an average rate. To calculate the average rate, the total revenue is divided by the total number of units on which the charge is levied.
The data included in this table have been derived from the budgets as reported by the water boards prior to each reporting year.

Data available from: 2009

Status of the figures:
The rates for the year 2020 are provisional, rates over previous years are definitive.
All provisional figures are subject to adjustments based on new or updated source material.

Changes as of 14 February 2020:
The provisional figures for 2020 have been added.
The figures for 2019 have been adjusted from provisional to definite.

When will new figures be published?
The new figures from the water board budgets are published in the first quarter of the financial year.
The figures can be adjusted on the basis of the availability of new or updated source material. In general, the adjustments are small. The adjustments are made at the moment a new annual figure is added to the series.

Description topics

Water system levy
Levy imposed to cover the costs of 'dry feet' (including flood protection measures) and to provide sufficient and clean surface water. This includes the management of water barriers (dykes) and water levels.
Water system levy residents
The water system levy that is imposed on registered residents. For this levy this is anyone who is registered with the municipality as of 1 January. The levy is a fixed amount per housing unit.
Water system levy unbuilt-on land
The part of the water system levy that is imposed on unbuilt-on property, not being nature areas. This levy is only imposed on landowners. The basis for this levy is the number of hectares in possession.
Water system levy nature areas
The part of the water system levy that is imposed on nature areas. This charge is only imposed on the owners of nature reserves/sites. The basis for the levy is the number of hectares in possession.
Water system levy built-up land
The part of the water system levy that is imposed on built-up land / immovable goods (real estate). This tax is only imposed on homeowners and owners of business premises. The basis for the levy is the value of the built property according to the house price information recorded by the Land Registry (WOZ value).
Road levy
The levy imposed to cover the costs the maintenance and management of roads in possession of water boards. Not all water boards impose this levy. Some water boards cover the costs for roads from the Water System levy. In addition, not all water boards manage roads.
Road levy for residents
The road levy that is imposed on registered residents. For this levy this is anyone who is registered with the municipality as of 1 January. The levy is a fixed amount per housing unit.
Road levy unbuilt-on land
The part of the road levy that is imposed on unbuilt-on property, not being nature areas. This levy is only imposed on landowners. The basis for this levy is the number of hectares in possession.
Road levy nature areas
The part of the road levy that is imposed on nature reserves/sites. This charge is only imposed on the owners of nature areas. The basis for the levy is the number of hectares in possession.
Road levy built-up land
The part of the road levy that is imposed on built-up land / immovable goods (real estate). This tax is only imposed on homeowners and owners of business premises. The basis for the levy is the value of the built property according to the house price information recorded by the Land Registry (WOZ value).
Wastewater treatment levy
The levy related to the cost of wastewater treatment. This depends on the amount of pollution discharged by households and businesses into the sewage system. Households and small businesses pay a fixed amount ('forfait').
The levy is based on a 'pollution unit' equal to the average amount of waste substances discharged per year per entity.
Pollution levy
The levy for direct discharges to surface waters. The levy is charged depending on the amount of pollution discharged by households and businesses into surface waters.