Connecting to the Olathe Water and Sewer System

 

Water Service Connection Instructions

NICOR Meter Lid Specifications

Non-Residential Metering Options (drawing only)

Non-Residential Metering Options (instructions and drawing)

Sanitary Sewer Service Connection Instructions

Grease Interceptor Detail

2014 Water and Sewer Development (printable) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

System Development and Connection Fees for Water and Sewer

Oil & Grease Program

Solid Waste Guidelines

Lake Olathe Watershed Development Guidelines

Cross Connection Permit Procedures

Cross Connection Permit Application

 

Water Service in Olathe
The City of Olathe provides water service to a majority of Olathe residents and businesses with Water District One providing service to the rest.

To determine which provider services your property, please consult this Water Service Area map. If you have any questions, you may contact us at (913) 971-9311.

Not all parcels in Olathe currently have water service.  After checking to see what utility(s) (City of Olathe, Water District One) services your area, contact the pertinent utilities to ensure the parcel you are developing is currently serviced.

Water District One contact personnel are as follows:

Need a new service connection?
Call the Service Connection Assistant at (913) 895-5728

Need to know if water is available in the area or to request a water main extension?
Call the Main Extension Coordinator at (913) 895-2726

Sanitary sewer service In Olathe
The City of Olathe provides sanitary sewer service to a majority of Olathe residents and Johnson County Wastewater services the rest.

To determine which provider services your property, please consult this Sanitary Sewer Service Area map. If you have any questions, you may contact us at (913) 971-9311.

Not all parcels in Olathe currently have sewer service. After checking to see what utility(s) (City of Olathe, Johnson County Wastewater) services your area, contact the pertinent utilities to ensure the parcel you are developing is currently serviced.

Johnson County Wastewater contact phone numbers are as follows:

For customer service, call (913) 715-8500

For permits and sewer location information, call (913) 715-8520

What fire flow and pressure is available to my property?
Upon request, the city will perform a fire flow test on a hydrant near your property to determine the available fire flow and pressure. Fire flow tests cost $100 each and are typically completed within five days of the request.

The City of Olathe does keep track of previously performed fire flow tests. We can let you know if a hydrant near your property has been tested when you provide us the address of your property.

Secondary (Irrigation) Meter Fees (as of January 1, 2014)

For meters in addition to the domestic meter

5/8" meter - $340

1"   meter - $370

1 1/2" meter - $1,060

2" meter - $1,200

Costs include the meter, inspection and permitting fee.

Non-residential meter installation details

What type of backflow devices are required for my irrigation and fire lines?
Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ) and Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB) backflow devices are used for residential lawn irrigation. Double check backflow devices can be used in commercial buildings like a fire line but not on residential units. Lawn irrigation is considered high hazard; therefore no double checks are allowed for this type of service.

Backflow devices must be tested annually. The City sends out letters notifying customers when the annual backflow test is due. The backflow test must be completed by a certified tester and a copy of the certified test report must be provided to the City. The City of Olathe verifies that the tester is certified and that the test is valid.

For more information, please contact Customer Service at (913) 971-9311.

Is a permit required to install a lawn irrigation system?

Yes.  Cross connection permits are required for residential lawn irrigation systems and are administered through the Codes Division. For more information, call City Codes at (913) 971-7900.