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What is Johnson County Wastewater’s long-range rate plan for wastewater services?

As part of its strategic planning process, Johnson County Wastewater annually reviews its operations and plans rate adjustments accordingly, based on changes in the economy and prices for utilities and chemicals used in the operations of wastewater facilities. After a thorough examination by an industry leader in utility rate analysis, Johnson County Wastewater submits the Operation and Maintenance Budget and the user charge rates to the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC), for approval.

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. 

What are the user classifications under the billing system?

  • Residential (single-family dwellings)
  • Multi-family residential (apartment complexes, duplexes, etc.) 
  • Small Commercial (wastewater discharge of 27,000 gallons per day or less) 
  • Large Commercial and Industrial (wastewater discharge of more than 27,000 gallons per day) 
  • Subscribers (wholesale customers such as other political units and municipal corporations within the Johnson County Wastewater Sewer District)