Domestic Water Supply in Denmark

Understanding the Danish water supply system including mains supply, water meters and waste water charges...

Denmark's water supply is decentralised, with companies operating countrywide. Unlike electricity suppliers, water suppliers cannot be changed, as each municipality has its own water supplier. Local municipal offices can provide information on the local water supplier.

  • To find a local water supplier and contact details: Click here and select a region on the map

Water usage is metered and Danish households are generally billed based on their consumption. Meters are read annually.

Drinking water, waste water, green taxes and VAT are covered in one bill. However, water drainage and sewerage are paid for either via property tax or directly to the water company itself.