Effective Jan 1, 2014, sewer connection fees are no longer based on Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) calculated by square footage and business activity type. Instead, the fees are based on the water meter size for each building or space as issued by the water utility (e.g. WaterOne, City of Olathe, BPU, et al).
Why the change? This change in methodology was approved on March 15, 2012, by the Johnson County Board of Commissioners and makes Johnson County Wastewater's policy consistent with industry best practices and standards.
How does this change affect me? The policy affects information required for residential permit issuance and the order of submissions during the commercial permit application process. In addition for commercial permit projects, the modified use fee portion of permits associated with tenant finish or building addition projects no longer apply.
The Johnson County Wastewater connection fee schedule does apply and customers are required to obtain a sewer connection permit for all new water meters or when a water meter size increases. Fees are due to Johnson County Wastewater at the time the meter or meter size change permit is issued by the water utility. Fees for meter size increases will be calculated as the difference in fee between the existing meter and the new meter. The $200 Johnson County Wastewater permit fee, the $400 commercial review fee, additional special inspection fees, and/or grease permit fees remain for permits, as applicable.
Connection Fees: The 2014 connection fee schedule by meter size is as follows. This schedule does not include the $200 permit fee, special inspection fees, or grease permit fees.
Please see the Residential and Commercial permitting pages for additional permitting information.