Water boards; tariffs levies


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.

Water boards; tariffs levies

Water boards Periods Water system levyWater system levy residents (euros per housing unit) Water system levyWater system levy unbuilt-on land (euros per hectare) Water system levyWater system levy nature areas (euros per hectare) Water system levyWater system levy built-up land (% WOZ value) Road levyRoad levy for residents (euros per housing unit) Road levyRoad levy unbuilt-on land (euros per hectare) Road levyRoad levy nature areas (euros per hectare) Road levyRoad 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.
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