Our Tariffs for Drinking Water and Drainage

1. Drinking Water Tariff

The tariff for drinking water supply consists of a base rate and a quantity rate. The base rate is charged for the provision of the water supply system (waterworks, pumping stations, pipelines etc.) and the water meter. The base rate is calculated per day and is dependent on the size of the main water meter (QN/Q3) as well as the additional annual water consumption in the case of water meters up to a size of QN6/Q3 10. The following applies: The larger the water meter, the higher the base rate.

The quantity rate is calculated per cubic metre on the basis of the drinking water consumption (1 m³ corresponds to 1,000 litres). Our quantity rate is EUR 1.694 (net)/EUR 1.813 (gross)* per cubic metre.

Base rates on the basis of water meter size

Water meter size up to QN

Water meter size up to Q3** 

Annual consumption in m3

Net daily drinking water base rate*

Gross daily drinking water base rate*

2.5   4 0 – 100 m3

0.045 €

0.048 €
101 – 200 m3 0.060 € 0.064 €
201 – 400 m3 0.099 € 0.106 €
401 – 1000 m3 0.198 € 0.212 €
from 1001 m3 0.300 € 0.321 €
 
6
 
10
0 – 400 m3 0.480 € 0.514 €
from 401 m3 0.720 €

0.770 €

10 16 - 1.200 € 1.284 €
15  25 - 1.800 € 1.926 €
40 63 - 4.800 € 5.136 €
60 100 -

7.200 €

7.704 €
150  250 - 18.000 € 19.260 €

Qn – nominal flow rate in m³/h
Q3 – constant flow rate in m³/h

* The water tariff is subject to VAT according to reduced rate for food (7 percent).

2. Drainage Tariffs**

The drainage tariffs comprise the fees for the disposal of waste water (sewage water and rainwater) as well as the disposal of faecal water and faecal sludge.

2.1 Sewage water

We also charge a base rate and a quantity rate for the disposal of sewage water. The base rate corresponds to the rate for the drinking water supply (see table). The quantity rate is EUR 2.307 per cubic metre.

2.2 Rainwater

The rainwater fee is EUR 1.744 per square metre (m²) of drained area.

2.3 Faecal water

We charge EUR 2.032 per cubic metre for the disposal of faecal water from collecting pits. In addition, there is an individual charge for the haulage.

2.4 Faecal sludge

We charge EUR 8.366 per cubic metre for the disposal of faecal sludge from small sewage treatment plants. In addition, there is an individual charge for the haulage.

**Drainage tariffs are not subject to VAT.

The Development of Drinking Water and Drainage Tariffs in Berlin since 1st January 2006

 

Water tariff per m³
or 1,000 l

Sewage water fee
per m³ or 1,000 l

Rainwater fee
per m²/year*

Tariff sheets

From 01.01.2015 1.694 € 2.307 € 1.744 € Tariff sheet from 1. January 2015 (german) 
Since 01.01.2014 1.694 € 2.464 € 1.825 € Tariff sheet from 1. January 2014 (german)
01.01.2013 2.027 € 2.464 € 1.825 € Tariff sheet from 1. January 2013 (german)
01.01.2012  2.027 € 2.464 €

1.897 €

Tariff sheet until 31. December 2012 (german)
01.04.2010 2.027 € 2.464 €

1.897 €

Tariff sheet until 31. December 2011 (german)
01.01.2009 2.038 € 2.543 € 1.840 € Tariff sheet until 31. March 2010 (german)
01.01.2008 2.071 € 2.567 €

1.717 €

Tariff sheet until 31. December 2008 (german)
01.07.2007 2.076 € 2.487 €

1.637 €

Tariff sheet until 31. December 2007 (german)
01.01.2007 2.141 € 2.551 €

1.637 €

Tariff sheet until 30. June 2007 (german)
01.01.2006 2.158 € 2.465 €

1.533 €

 

* Rounding differences may occur.

7 % VAT must be added to the drinking water tariff, while the sewage water and rainwater tariffs are not subject to VAT.

A base rate is calculated for drinking water and sewage water. No base rates were charged prior to 2007.

Contractual provisions
The "Terms of Contract for Water Supply in Berlin" (VBW) apply for connections to the public water supply system and the "Terms and Conditions for Sewage in Berlin" (ABE) apply for connections to the sewage system.
Tariff calculation
This is how the drinking water and sewage tariffs are calculated.
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