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Connecting to the water and sewer network

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  • Vantaa
  • Public service

Water services run by municipalities and joint municipal authorities are responsible for ensuring good-quality household water to residents and the appropriate sewage and treatment of wastewater. Properties located in densely populated areas must in principle be connected to the municipal water supply and sewer network. The property owner must enter into an agreement with the water utility on connecting the property to water services. When the ownership of a property changes, the agreement is usually transferred to the new owner. The owner of the property pays for their property to be connected to the water supply and sewer network, for the technical connection work, for water use and a waste water charge. Owners of properties located outside densely populated areas are not always obligated to join up as users of the water supply network, if water supply and sewage for the property is handled appropriately in some other way. Water services are not necessarily available in sparsely populated areas. The municipal environmental protection authority can also grant an exemption to the obligation to connect to the network on the basis of an application. When most of the properties in a certain area are connected to the water supply and sewer networks, water services function effectively, economically and safely. The treatment of waste water is a way of caring for our environment. Municipalities and joint municipal authorities cooperate with private water cooperatives as well as with operator that supply water and treat waste water.

Background information

Water services run by municipalities and joint municipal authorities are responsible for ensuring good-quality household water to residents and the appropriate sewage and treatment of wastewater.

Properties located in densely populated areas must in principle be connected to the municipal water supply and sewer network. The property owner must enter into an agreement with the water utility on connecting the property to water services. When the ownership of a property changes, the agreement is usually transferred to the new owner. The owner of the property pays for their property to be connected to the water supply and sewer network, for the technical connection work, for water use and a waste water charge.

Owners of properties located outside densely populated areas are not always obligated to join up as users of the water supply network, if water supply and sewage for the property is handled appropriately in some other way. Water services are not necessarily available in sparsely populated areas. The municipal environmental protection authority can also grant an exemption to the obligation to connect to the network on the basis of an application.

When most of the properties in a certain area are connected to the water supply and sewer networks, water services function effectively, economically and safely. The treatment of waste water is a way of caring for our environment. Municipalities and joint municipal authorities cooperate with private water cooperatives as well as with operator that supply water and treat waste water.

Basic information

The service is provided byVantaa city
Responsible for the serviceVantaa city
Area Vantaa
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Vantaa city
Updated: 9/20/2020