System Development and Connection Fees for Water and Sewer

System Development Fees (SDF)

Systems development fees are collected when properties are developed.  SDFs are based upon the expected usage of the new development, and how much capital investment is needed to pay for additional treatment plant, distribution, collection to meet these needs. The SDFs are set by Municipal Code - Title 13.26.

Residential SDFs are based on the number of dwelling units.  Non-residential SDFs are based on water meter size. 

The City of Olathe does not charge SDFs for water service from WaterOne or for sewer service from Johnson County Wastewater.  WaterOne and Johnson County Wastewater do charge their own fees for development fees. 

Sewer SDFs are not charged for irrigation water meters.

The water meter size depends on the amount of flow needed for the new facility.  Residential Users have a 5/8-inch water meter.  A residential 1-inch meter is available if fixture value demands require it.  Maximum Allowable Flow (maximum stainable flow) and Typical Flow measurements are published in units of gallons per minute (GPM) below.

                           Max Allowable Flow  (GPM)   Typical Flow (GPM)    Max Fixture Units      Max Fixture Units

                                                                                                                   (Flush Tank)                (Flush Valve)

5/8" Meter                          20                                        17                                   21                                 7

1" Meter                              50                                       43                                 129                               50

1-1/2" Meter                     100                                       85                                   375                             245

2" Meter                            160                                     136                                   696                            625

3" Meter                            320                                     272                                 1,955                          1,955

4" Meter                            500                                     425                                 3,728                           3,728

6" Meter                         1,000                                     850                                    (1)                                (1)

8" Meter                         1,600                                  1,360                                     (1)                                (1)

(1)  The design method of the I.P.C. is limited to 593 GPM Max. or 5,000 Fixture Units.  Table E103.3 (3)

2015 Water and Sewer SDF Rate

Meter Size

Water

Sewer

Total

5/8" Meter

 $          4,300

 $           4,800

 $         9,100

1" Meter

 $        10,750

 $         12,000

 $       22,750

1-1/2" Meter

 $         21,500

 $         24,000

 $       45,500

2" Meter

 $        34,400

 $         38,400

 $       72,800

3" Meter

 $        64,500

 $         72,000

 $     136,500

4" Meter

 $       107,500

 $       120,000

 $     227,500

6" Meter

 $       215,000

 $        240,000

 $     455,000

8" Meter

 $      344,000

 $        384,800

 $      728,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For customers who receive water from Water District One, sewer meters for 3/4" meter (25 GPM) will have a System Development Fee of $7,200, based upon a Maximum Allowable Flow for 30 GPM and Maximum Fixture Units of 53 Flush Tanks or 14 Flush Valves.

 Service Connection Fees

 Service connection fees cover the costs of meters and inspection provided by the city at the time of installation.  The city provides corporation stops for 5/8" and 1" taps.  Contractors are responsible for purchasing the tapping saddle for all other applications.

The sewer service connection fee is $100.00.  The charge is included in the building or plumbing permit.

Water service connection and permit fees are based on the water meter size. 

Fire lines greater than 2-inches are subject to a $110.00 inspection fee; the contractor provides the tap and materials.

Meter Size                                                                                       Total Fee

5/8" Meter         Tap & Meter                                                        $     465.00

1" Meter            Tap & Meter                                                        $     507.00

1 1/2" Meter     Tap, Meter & Inspection                                       $  1,266.00

2" Meter           Tap, Meter & Inspection                                       $  1,413.00

3" Meter           Tap, Meter & Inspection                                       $  1,656.00

4" Meter           Tap, Meter & Inspection                                       $  2,682.00

6" Meter           Tap, Meter & Inspection                                       $  4,707.00

What materials will I need to supply for my water service connection tap? The City of Olathe provides the water meter.  Contractors must supply all materials and services that the City of Olathe does not provide, including the tapping saddle for all meters 1 1/2" and above.  The City taps and inspects all meters 2' and below.  The contractor taps and the City inspects all meters 3" and above.

Other charges may apply for materials:

Valve Markers               $  18 each

Hydrant Meter Collar      $125 each

Wrench                          $  50 (Red) or $80 (Silver)                       

What materials are accepted for water service lines from the setter to the building?

From three feet beyond the setter to the building, the water service line pipe may be of any material allowable under the International Plumbing Code 2000, Section 605.4.  Note that if a non-copper pipe is used, a dielectric adapter may be required as described in IPC 605.22.1. 

What water main extension engineering expenses will I pay?

Water main extension engineering fees are paid to the Public Works Department.  Contact Lu Kellar at 913-971-9073 or Bill Davis at 913-971-9051 for more information.