Income-Qualified Senior Discount

Senior citizens residing in Olathe may qualify for a monthly credit on City water and sewer service charges.

  • A $4.00 credit will be applied toward the water and sewer service charge for twelve consecutive billing cycles.
  • Qualification must be renewed by the applicant each year.

The following criterion has been established for qualification:

  • Applicants must be 65 years-of-age and older.
  • Applicants must have a total household income equal to or less than one-half the median income ($38,258) in Olathe as established per the 2012 Census.
  • Applicants must reside at the address for which the discount applies.
  • Applicants are required to complete an application at the Customer Service office, located at 1385 S. Robinson.
  • Proof of identity, age, and annual income is required.
  • Identity will be verified with a photo ID.

The following documents will be accepted as proof of age and identification:

  • Birth Certificate or naturalization papers
  • Current photo driver’s license
  • Photo identification card (federal, state, or local)
  • U.S. military identification card
  • Merchant Mariner card (issued by the Coast Guard)
  • U.S. passport (issued by U.S. Department of State)
  • Consular card or visa issued by a foreign government through its consulate offices or state department to nationals residing outside of such foreign nation regardless of their immigration status
  • Other documents may apply.

The following documents will be accepted as proof of annual income:

  • Annual Social Security Benefit award letter
  • A bank statement is acceptable if the monthly benefit is processed by a direct deposit.
  • Most recent tax return
  • Food Stamp Award document
  • Documents from any governmental agency qualifying the applicant for assistance