Homeowners are responsible for the repair/replacement of their private service line from the home’s connection to the point of connection on the public sanitary sewer main. The service line sometimes runs under paved public streets in public street right-of-way. The cost for replacement of a private sanitary sewer service line serving a single family residential property can be substantial and including the cost of public street restoration can make the repair even more costly.
To mitigate public street restoration expense, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a street restoration reimbursement program in March 2016 which allows reimbursement of up to $5,000 per single-family residential property for restoration of the paved public street in the public street right-of-way. The program is administered by Johnson County Wastewater and is subject to the homeowner meeting specific application and qualification requirements. All private service line repairs must meet Johnson County Wastewater inspection standards and all street repairs must meet City permit and inspection standards.
Homeowners would be informed by a plumbing company or by Johnson County Wastewater if the issue is with their private street line and whether or not it will require street restoration and therefore, would qualify for reimbursement.
The reimbursement may be subject to federal or state income tax and participants are advised to consult with their tax advisers.
II. Applicant Requirements for Repair with Public Street Restoration Permit
- Applicant (may be Owner or someone authorized to represent the Owner(s)) must complete the Johnson County Wastewater Single Family Residential Repair with Public Street Restoration Online Application.
- Submit the application.
- 1. Johnson County Wastewater will contact the Owner or Owner’s representative once the application is received.
NOTE: This Program does not apply to the restoration of Private streets.
Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for reimbursement consideration:
- The property must be connected to and served by a sanitary sewer district that is operated by and under the jurisdiction of Johnson County Wastewater;
- Property is currently and/or regularly occupied exclusively for single-family residential uses;
- The building service line for the property runs under a paved public street;
- Confirmation from Johnson County Wastewater that CIPP (Cured-In-Place-Pipe) Lining or Pipe Bursting cannot be utilized;
- First come, first served. Reimbursement is dependent upon funds remaining in the Street Restoration Fund for reimbursement. Once the reserved fund ($500,000) is depleted, no additional reimbursements will be available.
IV. Applicant Permit Issuance Requirements
- None. Johnson County Wastewater does not require the issuance of a permit for this program but confirmation that the repairs will include restoration of the paved public street is required prior to reimbursement.
V. Property Owner Reimbursement Requirement
To qualify for reimbursement of street restoration repairs, the following documentation must be provided to Johnson County Wastewater:
- Signed Street Restoration Agreement.
The Street Restoration Agreement (provided by Johnson County Wastewater) must be signed by all record Owners of the subject property and returned to Johnson County Wastewater prior to reimbursement of street repair costs. The addresses of all record Owners must be included on the Agreement.
- An executed W9 form (provided by Johnson County Wastewater) must be received from each Owner.
- A Johnson County Wastewater approved building service line repair inspection form.
- A City (or other applicable public entity if not a City) approved street restoration inspection form.
- A detailed statement (itemized estimate or paid invoice) or copy of the contract between the Owner(s) and the plumber or contractor that was hired to perform the work indicating the nature and extent of building service line repairs to be completed, the anticipated cost of such building service line repairs and the anticipated cost of restoring the public street.
- Johnson County Wastewater may request additional information from the property owner as may reasonably be necessary to review and determine if reimbursement of street restoration costs is qualified for and should be approved under the program.
- Reimbursements are calculated by the use of the street cut dimensions provided by a JCW Inspector and they are not based on the owners total cost of their repair.
This is a list of Johnson County Wastewater's design and installation requirements and material specifications for sanitary sewer service lines and appurtenances.