In 2013, most of Johnson County Wastewater's residential customers paid the capital portion of wastewater charges as a fixed Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) rate. This was included as a separate line item titled Capital Charge on the user charge bill. Prior to 2013, this charge appeared as a line item titled WASTEWTR CAP on the real estate tax statement.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the capital charge is no longer a fixed rate for all residential customers. Instead, the calculation is based on both volume and fixed components. These rates will be included in the billing statement as Combined Usage and Service Charge line items.
The changes were approved on March 15, 2012, by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners and puts Johnson County Wastewater in line with the industry’s best practices and standards.