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Pay rainwater charges


  • For the rainwater charge, the areas on the property that are relevant for the charge must first be determined.
    • In order to determine the sealed areas, aerial photographs are first taken and evaluated. This is expected to take until mid-2025.
  • Property owners or other authorized parties are expected to receive survey forms with an overview graphic of the built-up areas of the property from 2025.
  • Check the calculation basis using some of the questions contained in the survey form. The survey form also includes an auxiliary form for completion.
    • Consultation options will also be set up to provide assistance as soon as the survey forms are sent out. Contact details will be provided together with the survey forms.
  • Please return the completed survey form.
  • The complete changeover should be completed by the end of 2026.
  • You will then receive notification of the rainwater fees from hanseWasser Bremen GmbH by 2027 at the latest, in which the fee from 01.04.2024 to the current billing period will then be billed.
    • If you have any questions about the notice and billing, please contact hanseWasser.
  • Property owners who need the statement earlier, for example because they pass the fees on to tenants, can inform hanseWasser Bremen GmbH in advance of their sealed areas and areas connected to the sewer using a digital form. You can find the link to the form under "Further information" - "Forms" - "Self-disclosure for the rainwater fee".

Legal bases

More information

  • Nothing will change for properties with a sealed area of more than 1000 m². In the past, there was already one charge for wastewater and one for rainwater.
  • Further information on the change in wastewater charges can be found on the website of the Senator for the Environment, Climate and Science. You can find the link under "Further information" - "Where can I find out more?"
  • Information on the wastewater fee can be found in the service description "Paying the wastewater fee". You can find the link there under "Further information" - "Where can I find out more?"