May we have your vote please?

Have you received your voting pass in the post? The water board elections are being held on the 20th of March. You might be thinking: what are these water boards? Should I vote? Or you might be unsure who to vote for...

Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden is the water board in the Utrecht area that works to build and maintain dykes, keep your feet dry and is responsible for cleaning waste water. Check our video 'Working on water' to learn more about our work.

Video water board elections

Print screen English video water board elections

Biking through the rain, flushing the toilet or making a selfie with the Plastic Whale: every inhabitant of our country has a constant and close relationship to water.

That 's why all inhabitants of 18 years and older may vote for the water boards.

Vote assistent MijnStem


We have created an English voting assistant app called MijnStem. The app will help you to decide which party fits you best.

The twenty one water boards in The Netherlands are 700 years old, functional democratic organizations unique to the country (and the world). The organizations are now responsible for flood control, water quantity, water quality and treatment of urban wastewater in The Netherlands. The Utrecht area has four water boards, each with their own elections: Waterboard Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden (1), Vallei en Veluwe (2), Amstel, Gooi en Vecht (3) and Rivierenland (4).

What does Water Board De Stichtse Rijnlanden do exactly?