What is the difference between stormwater and wastewater?
Stormwater is water from rain and other sources that drains into a street drainage system where it flows to streams and creeks. Stormwater drainage systems help prevent flooding and bank erosion. These systems are typically maintained by the cities in Johnson County.
Stormwater services are provided by Johnson County Public Works in unincorporated areas of the county. Individual cities within the county provided stormwater services for incorporated areas. Johnson County Wastewater does not provide stormwater services.
Wastewater is used water from homes and businesses. Johnson County Wastewater collects, transports, and treats wastewater before it is returned to streams and creeks.