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Wastewater

Phone: 913-715-8500

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 2500, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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The Board of County Commissioners will resume meeting in the Hearing Room beginning on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:30 am. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed in the Hearing Room, with limited seating in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will still be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live.  Public comments are being accepted for those who preregister.  Live public comments will be accepted either in-person or via Zoom, audio only. Individuals wishing to speak in-person or via Zoom may register by completing the registration form link at https://boccmeetings.jocogov.org/onbaseagendaonline. Registration opens Tuesday afternoon/evening (coincides with publishing the agenda) and closes at noon (12:00 p.m.) on the Wednesday before the Thursday meeting.  If you would like to make a WRITTEN public comment, please use this link, Public Comments and complete the form.  If you have questions or concerns with the registration process or the deadline, please contact us at 913-715-8555.  Persons who may need assistance, the use of a sign language or oral interpreter, or who require special accommodations, should contact us at [email protected] or contact us via the Kansas Relay Operator at 800-766-3777, or by phone at (913) 715-0430 at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

On April 22, 2021 at 9:30 am, the Board will consider the following JCW item:  
Conduct a public hearing to consider whether the Board should utilize the construction management at-risk (CMAR) project delivery method for the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project, and designate Johnson County staff to perform the selection process in accordance with the requirements of the Alternative Project Delivery Building Construction Procurement Act, K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 19-216b through 19-216g and provide a recommendation to the Board for award of a CMAR firm.
 

Johnson County Wastewater’s office is open to the public, but we have modified some of our business practices to mitigate risks associated with COVID-19. Please see Department News (COVID-19 Updates) for the most current information regarding safety measures when visiting our offices, and helpful links and phone numbers to assist you with your Permitting, Grease Management, and Customer Service needs.

wastewater department

Johnson County Wastewater is responsible for the safe collection, transportation, and treatment of wastewater generated by residential, industrial, and commercial customers. Johnson County Wastewater works to eliminate disease-causing bacteria and to protect the environment for human and aquatic life. Johnson County Wastewater's role is to ensure that our streams, rivers and lakes are free from disease-causing bacteria and viruses that are harmful to public health.

Department News

Johnson County Wastewater’s 2021 fee schedule
April 7, 2021

Johnson County Wastewater’s user charges are evaluated annually for their sufficiency in covering the cost of providing wastewater collection and treatment service. Revenues from user charges represent the majority of JCW’s revenues. All JCW customers pay user charges that include a bi-monthly service charge and a charge for wastewater volume.  

JCW also provides ancillary services to meet the specific needs of some, but not all, customers. These services may include plan reviews, permits, inspections and other services. The costs of providing these ancillary services are reviewed periodically for their sufficiency to recover the related costs. Click here for a list of the 2021 fees.

Better flood protection available
May 23, 2019

In the past, some Johnson County homeowners have faced the frustrating challenge of basement flooding during extremely heavy rains. There are several common causes for wet basements. Because Johnson County Wastewater wants to help you better protect your home during these rains, a Backup Prevention Program is available to homeowners. This program is voluntary and provides funding to eligible homeowners so they may install a backup prevention device or make plumbing modifications on their property.

For details about this program and whether you might be eligible, go to Johnson County Wastewater Backup Prevention Program.

JCW introduces Street Restoration Program
February 4, 2019

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.

The program has been funded for a total of $500,000. Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for reimbursement consideration:

Eligibility

  1. Property is currently and/or regularly occupied exclusively for single-family residential uses;
  2. The building service line for the property runs under a paved public street;
  3. Confirmation from Johnson County Wastewater that CIPP (Cured-In-Place-Pipe) Lining or Pipe Bursting cannot be utilized;
  4. 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.

Once the total allotted funds are exhausted, additional funding for the program will be evaluated by the Board.

Complete information and required documentation is available online

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