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Water fees in Asuntosäätiö homes

Water fees

The water fees for our apartments are based on either the number of people living in the apartment or the consumption per apartment, in which case the amount of water consumption is measured with an apartment-specific water meter.

How are waterfees determined in our homes?

  • The water fee based on the number of persons is paid monthly with the right-of-occupancy or rent payment.
  • The amount of the consumption-based water fee is determined on the basis of the cold and hot domestic water consumed. If the water fee is based on consumption, we will charge you a monthly prepayment of EUR/person with the right-of-occupancy or rent payment , which may vary from listing to listing. We even out the water fee 1–4 times a year, depending on the listing. If you have consumed more water than the prepayment paid, we will charge you the price of the water that has gone over the prepayment. If you have consumed less water than the amount covered by the prepayment, you will receive a refund for the water saved. In right-of-occupancy apartments, water fees can be determined on the basis of cold and hot domestic water consumed without the prepayment.
  • The water fee may also be included in the right-of-occupancy payment or rent you pay or be otherwise set, in which case you will not pay a separate water fee based on the number of people or consumption.

You can check the original amount and the basis for determining the water fee (which were determined at the time of signing the contract) in your right of occupancy or rental agreement. As a right-of-occupancy resident, you can also check the information related to the fee in Kotikulma (in Finnish). Water fees and water fee advances are reviewed annually on January 1.

See city-specific consumption-based water fees

We check the valid water fees regularly when the water and energy prices are updated. The new fee comes into effect when the billing period changes. You can check the current water fees in your own city below.

Check city-specific water fees as of 1st of January 2024

MunicipalityCold waterWarm water
Espoo3,72 €/m³8,04 €/m³
Helsinki3,72 €/m³9,43 €/m³
Hyvinkää4,80 €/m³9,70 €/m³
Hämeenlinna4,54 €/m³10,28 €/m³
Imatra5,27 €/m³10,15 €/m³
Joensuu4,95 €/m³ 9,73 €/m³
Jyväskylä4,93 €/m³10,17 €/m³
Järvenpää4,24 €/m³9,35 €/m³
Kerava4,23 €/m³10,82 €/m³
Kirkkonummi4,94 €/m³10,15 €/m³
Kotka 4,86 €/m³11,53 €/m³
Kouvola5,41 €/m³10,52 €/m³
Kuopio5,78 €/m³11,15 €/m³
Lahti4,46 €/m³9,31 €/m³
Lappeenranta5,18 €/m³10,39 €/m³
Lohja4,56 €/m³11,06 €/m³
Nurmijärvi6,38 €/m³12,49 €/
Oulu3,77 €/m³9,06 €/m³
Porvoo4,68 €/m³10,03 €/m³
Raisio6,32 €/m³11,79 €/m³
Riihimäki4,30 €/m³9,62 €/m³
Rovaniemi5,68 €/m³12,59 €/m³
Salo4,85 €/m³10,01 €/m³
Siilinjärvi5,48 €/m³11,39 €/m³
Sipoo5,81 €/m³12,42 €/m³
Tampere4,45 €/m³9,18 €/m³
Tuusula4,40 €/m³9,59 €/m³
Vantaa3,72 €/m³8,83 €/m³
Vihti5,09 €/m³14,91 €/m³
The average fee for city-specific cold water is 4.84 euros and for hot water is 10.47 euros.

Refund of the water fee

You can deduct any water fee refund from your next month’s rent. If you use an e-invoice or direct payment, the account number must be provided in writing for the payment to be refunded.

As a right-of-occupancy resident, please provide your bank account details for the refund in writing either at, in Kotikulma (in Finnish) or by mail to Asuntosäätiön Asumisoikeus Oy, Tuulikuja 2, 02100 Espoo.

As a rental resident, please provide your bank account details for the refund in writing at

Information for right-of-occupancy residents

Information for rental residents