Changes coming to Johnson County Wastewater bills Jan. 1

jcwlogonsJohnson County residents will notice a change on their wastewater bills starting in January, the county’s utility is alerting customers.

Johnson County Wastewater will on January 1 begin implementation of the final phase of billing changes it began implementing a year and a half ago to the capital portion of its customers’ bills. Starting next month, the capital charge will change from a fixed fee to a fee partially based on specific customers’ sanitary sewage service usage.

Here’s the summary JCW provided of the implementation of the changes.

  • In August 2012, Johnson County removed a fixed Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU) rate from the annual property tax statement.
  • In January 2013, an annual $148/EDU fixed fee went into effect on JCW customer accounts, divided equally among the six bi-monthly statements residential customers receive and 12 monthly statements for commercial customers. (See our story on this change here).
  • Effective Jan.1, 2014, the capital charge will no longer be a fixed rate for all customers. Instead, the calculation will be based on both volume and fixed components. These rates will be included in the billing statement as Combined Usage and Service Charge line items.

Johnson County Wastewater says the billing change will impact 136,500 customers.