Our Tariffs for Drinking Water and Drainage

Information on changeover to charges

Due to European legislation, the VAT liability is being extended. We are therefore changing our fees under private law to charges under public law. As a result, our wastewater charges continue to be tax free.

1. Drinking water tariff

The tariff for drinking water supply is made up of a basic price and a volumetric price. The basic price (standing charge) is charged for the provision of the water supply facilities (including waterworks, pumping stations, pipes) and for providing the measuring equipment. The basic price is charged on a daily basis and depends on the size of the main water meter installed (Q3/Qn) and, for meters up to meter size Q3 10/Qn 6, also according to the volume of water used yearly above this. Where: the larger the meter the higher the basic price.

The volumetric price is calculated according to the volume of drinking water used in cubic metres (1 cubic metre equals 1,000 litres).

Our volumetric price is 1.694 euros net/1.813 euros* gross per cubic metre. 

The prices were published on 6 December 2019 in the Official Gazette No. 50.

Basic prices depending on the 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*

Basic price wastewater day/net*
2.5   4 0 – 100 m3 0.045 € 0.048 € 0.045 €
101 – 200 m3 0.060 € 0.064 € 0.060 €
201 – 400 m3 0.099 € 0.106 € 0.099 €
401 – 1000 m3 0.198 € 0.212 € 0.198 €
from 1001 m3 0.300 € 0.321 € 0.300 €
 
6
 
10
0 – 400 m3 0.480 € 0.514 € 0.480 €
from 401 m3 0.720 €

0.770 €

0.720 €
10 16 - 1.200 € 1.284 € 1.200 €
15  25 - 1.800 € 1.926 € 1.800 €
40 63 - 4.800 € 5.136 € 4,800 €
60 100 -

7.200 €

7.704 € 4,800 €
150  250 - 18.000 € 19.260 € 4,800 €

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

* The water tariff is subject to VAT at the reduced rate for food of 7 percent. No VAT is incurred for the wastewater tariff.

 

2. Drainage Tariffs**

The drainage tariffs include the charges for the disposal (drainage) of wastewater (sanitary wastewater and surface water) as well as for the removal of faecal water and faecal sludge.

2.1 Wastewater

We also charge a basic price and a volumetric price for wastewater drainage. The volumetric price is 2.210 euros per cubic metre.

2.2 Surface water

The surface water charge is 1.797 euros per square metre (m²) drained surface area and year. The charge is assessed according to the built and hard-surfaced (impermeable) area, from which surface water is discharged into the public sewer system. If local rainwater management measures are implemented, a pro rata or even complete exemption from the surface water charge is possible. For detailed information, refer to § 15  b of the “General Terms and Conditions for Drainage in Berlin” (“Allgemeinen Bedingungen für die Entwässerung in Berlin” - ABE), which are linked above.

2.3 Faecal water

We charge 1.898 euros per cubic metre to remove faecal water from septic tanks/cesspools. The individual costs for the tanker truck company are added to this.

2.4 Faecal sludge

The disposal of faecal sludge from small wastewater treatment plants costs 11.882 euros per cubic metre. The individual costs for the tanker truck company are added to this.

**The drainage tariffs are exempt from VAT.

Change in the drinking water and wastewater tariffs in Berlin

 

Tariff from

Water tariff
per m³

Wastewater charge
per m³

Rainwater tariff per m2 

Tariff sheets
01.01.2020 1.694 € 2.210 € € 1.797 Tariff sheet from 1. January 2020 (German)
01.01.2018

1.694 €

2.210 € 1.840 € Tariff sheet from 1. January 2018 (German)
01.01.2016 1.694 € 2.303 € 1.804 € Tariff sheet from 1. January 2016 (German)
01.01.2015 1.694 € 2.307 € 1.744 € Tariff sheet from 1. January 2015 (German) 
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)

 

* 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.

The basic price is calculated for drinking water and for wastewater.

Tariff calculation

This is how the drinking water and sewage tariffs are calculated.