Privately-Financed Sanitary Sewer Main Projects
Privately-Financed Gravity Main Extension, Relocation, Removal, and/or
In-Place Abandonment Projects
The following documents are provided to guide the Developer, Engineer, and other interested parties through the Privately-Financed Sanitary Sewer Main Project review and acceptance processes. Plans for privately-financed sanitary sewer main extension, relocation, removal, in-place-abandonment and/or replat projects within Johnson County Wastewater's (JCW's) service area are required to be submitted to JCW for review in compliance with the JCW and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) requirements. Requirements for plans and other project documents are included. Once JCW has received all required project document submittals, please allow up to fourteen (14) calendar days to receive initial review comments and up to seven (7) calendar days to receive comments for all subsequent submittals.
This document provides the procedures required for a project to become a part of the JCW sanitary sewer system. Requirement information is included for project plan review, approval, and release; project construction, inspection and acceptance; and construction record (“as-built”) drawing review and acceptance. A list of specific JCW personnel who may be contacted regarding each topic listed in paragraphs A thru R of this document is included. Engineering design standards are included in the Minimum Plan Requirements document.
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This document provides engineering design requirements for submittals, District enlargement, plan preparation, review fees, sewer system design, easements, and drafting standards for sanitary sewer main projects in compliance with JCW and KDHE standards. Please contact the Privately-Financed Main Project Group at 913-715-8551 with any questions about the information included in this document.
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This link allows viewing of the status page for a specified project. Submittal histories, required project information status, construction status, Developer Bond Option and Maintenance Bond status can be monitored. Select the project name from the drop down menu, then select the “Check Status” button. If you are unable to find the project in the list, please contact the Privately-Financed Main Project Group at 913-715-8551 for project verification.
Note: If your computer’s security opens a window requesting to allow this web page, please select “Yes”.
Sewer System Maps
Procedures for Viewing
Maps of the JCW sanitary sewer system can be viewed on the Johnson County AIMS Mapping System through this link. Please review the Kansas Open Records Act policy and the data disclaimer and select the “Continue” button. A Security Warning will display regarding redirection to another site. Select "Yes" to continue. The AIMS "Online Mapping" web page will display. The "Layers" menu bar is on the left. This menu bar controls the features that are displayed in the map window. Some of these features are too detailed to be shown on the large scale maps but will display at reduced scales. The map window initially displays the entire County. The map window can be controlled with the zoom bar and pan button in the upper left corner of the map. Tools to manipulate the map and to provide specific information on map attributes are available in the menu along the top of the map window. Please visit the AIMS Help webpage for additional assistance.
To begin, enter a specific address or street intersection in the "Search For Location:" box above the map window and select "Search Map" to locate the site of interest. Manipulate the map location as required to get the desired view using the zoom and pan tools.To display the JCW sanitary sewer system, select "Utilities" in the "Layers" directory on the left side menu then select the "JCW Sewer Lines" box. The sanitary sewers and manholes are displayed as green lines and dots in the map window automatically. To open the as-built record for an existing sewer main, select the "Identify Features" button (the blue dot with the "i" in it) in the tool bar above the map window. Next, select the green sewer line of interest on the map. An "Identify Results" pop-up window will be displayed. Please select "Yes" if your computer security settings or a "Pop-Up" blocker request you to allow this web page. Select the "As-builts" number in the "Identify Results" window to open the applicable plan sheet(s).
JCW District Enlargement
All areas served by sanitary sewer mains under the jurisdiction of Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) must be within the legally created Consolidated Main Sewer District (CMSD). If the project area is not within the CMSD, the property owner will need to petition for enlargement into the CMSD. To identify whether a project area is within a JCW CMSD area, use the AIMS mapping link directions above and select the “JCW Sewer Districts” box under the “Utility Layers” directory, then select “Redraw” to display. The JCW CMSD areas are cross hatched in yellow. If the project area is not within the JCW CMSD, it may be an area that is currently in the JCW planning or design/construction process.
To determine if the project area is in process, please select one of the Status of Proposed Districts and Study Areas Map.
The information available through these sources may not be the most current. Please contact Tim Reeves, 913-715-8533, for the most current and accurate information.
The Drafting Standards drawing, available through this link, is an example plan and profile sheet highlighting many important JCW drawing standards. Plans submitted to JCW for review shall incorporate these Standards. Please contact the Privately-Financed Main Project Group at 913-715-8551 with any questions about the information included in this document.
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The JCW Standard Detail sheet is available through this link. Each main project plan set shall include a detail sheet which incorporates required details from the JCW Standard Detail sheet along with any other required project specific details. The JCW Standard Detail sheet can also be downloaded in AutoCAD DWG file format. Please contact the Privately-Financed Main Project Group at 913-715-8551 with any questions about the information included in this document.
All privately-financed main projects shall be constructed in accordance with the “JCW Construction and Materials Specification for Sanitary Sewers.”
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- UPDATED AND APPROVED BY KDHE ON 2/24/2010 -
- UPDATED 2/14//2012 -
This document includes the Developer Bond Option forms and instructions for completing the forms. The project Developer is required to provide a Bond Option in the amount of $300 per manhole (new and existing) within the project area. The minimum Developer Bond Option amount is $900. The form can be completed on the website and printed for submittal to JCW. Please contact the JCW Permit Group at 913-715-8520 with questions about the Bond Option documents. The Developer Bond Option and the Contractor Maintenance Bond are required prior to sewer connection permit issuance for buildings within the project area.
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Privately-Financed Main Project Contractor Requirements
The JCW Contractor List is available through this link. The sanitary sewer contractor for each Privately-Financed Main Project shall be listed on the JCW Contractor List. Please contact Jennifer Harder, PE, Engineering Manager– New Development at 913-715-8531 with any questions.
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Contractors that are not listed on the JCW Contractor List may submit a fully completed Questionnaire for JCW consideration. An audited financial statement is required to be submitted with the completed Questionnaire. Please allow at least two weeks for JCW review of the Questionnaire and audited financial statement. Please contact Jennifer Harder, PE, Engineering Manager – New Development at 913-715-8531 with any questions.
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This document includes the Contractor Maintenance Bond form and instructions for completing the form. The project sanitary sewer contractor is required to provide the bond in the amount of 50% of the project’s sanitary sewer construction cost. Please contact the JCW Permit Group at 913-715-8520 for assistance in completing the Maintenance Bond form. The Contractor Maintenance Bond and the Developer Bond Option are required prior to sewer connection permit issuance for buildings within the project area.
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Please contact the Privately-Financed Main Project Group at 913-715-8551 with any questions about project procedures, plan preparation or design phase requirements.
Please see the Contacts for Privately-Financed Gravity Main Projects list for specific personnel or groups that may be contacted regarding topics listed in each paragraph (A thru R) of the Privately Financed Gravity Sewer Main Project Procedures document.
Please contact Senior Inspector, Lonnie Ponder, at 913-207-5232 with any questions about construction phase requirements.
Building Connection Permitting