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Engineering Projects


The city has constructed a new 5 million gallon tank that is structurally sound and provides more water efficiently to the city. This phase of the Public Utilities work in the park is nearing completion. 

March 22, 2019 update:  The contractor continues to install the railing around the outside stairs and around the top of the tank.  We are doing a pull test on the bolt to see if it was installed to the recommended specifications. We are waiting for temperatures to rise to paint the tank and replace the asphalt on the parking lot.

For more information, please contact Richard Benham at 801-568-6074 or Lennie Chanthaphuang at 801-568-7293.


The purpose of this project is to construct a new drinking water well on the southeast side of the new 5 million gallon tank in Flat Iron Mesa Park.  The new well will replace an old well located north of the park that had to be abandoned.  After completion of the well drilling, a well house will be constructed around the well.

Click here for project flyer: Flat Iron Well Project Flyer

March 29, 2019 update:  The contractor is reaming the well diameter to 28 inches. Currently, they are at about 600 feet.  There are two 100-foot zones that has been gravel packed. The contractor has finished installing the casing and screens.  We expect that the well will produce up to 4,000 GPM.  The contractor received a noise permit from the County to authorize drilling well 24/7. Additional sound walls are being installed to help minimize noise concerns of the nearby residents. They are currently doing the initial development of the well.

For more information, please contact Richard Benham at 801-568-6074 or Lennie Chanthaphuang at 801-568-7293.


Sandy City is constructing a new Public Works Operations Facility at 8775 South 700 West and desires it to be a model for future development of how LID can be implemented. LID elements that have been incorporated into the design include bio-swales, bio-retention, rain gardens, pervious concrete, underground detention storage, routing roof drains and hard surface areas to landscape areas, and use of structural treatment devices.  

February 6, 2019 update: The project was awarded grant funding from the Utah State Department of Environmental Quality that will be applied to the costs associated with the LID features of the project. Phase 1 of the project is under construction.

If you would like more information on this project, please contact Tyler Shelley at 801-568-7285.


Sandy City completed a Concept Plan for Dry Creek in 2018. The purpose of the Dry Creek Improvements project is to complete critical infrastructure improvements along the Dry Creek corridor to 1) eliminate flooding potential in the Sandy Cairns downtown area, 2) restore the channel and convert it from an overgrown hazard to a central feature of the Sandy Cairns downtown area with recreational features including open space, trails, and the Art Walk, and 3) provide demonstrations for public education along the corridor of Low Impact Development (LID), water conservation, and water quality Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Phase 1 (between Monroe Street and I-15) of the Dry Creek Improvements Project was completed in 2016. Phase 2 (between Monroe Street and Centennial Parkway) consists of 400 linear feet of channel restoration that includes grading, riprap, landscape and irrigation, a 60 linear foot prefabricated pedestrian bridge, concrete trail, lighting, small shade structures, picnic tables, benches, trash cans and pedestrian ADA ramps.

March 12, 2019 update:  The contractor will complete the remaining punch list items in the spring. We will be installing interpretive signage around the end of March to the beginning of April. A ribbon-cutting event will be held the first week of May during Water Week.

If you would like more information, please contact Tyler Shelley at 801-568-7285.


Sandy City storm water operations personnel had the project site blue-staked and are now performing underground utility investigation work to identify the location and depth of utilities that may be in conflict with the proposed flood control facilities.  Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc. (HAL) has surveyed the site and is starting on design of the project.

If you would like more information, please contact Tyler Shelley at 801-568-7285.


The purpose of this project is to install 19 residential streetlights throughout the City.  These new lights were planned in accordance with our Streetlight Master Plan.

March 12, 2019 update:  Sorensen Construction, Inc. has finished installing all the streetlights. All streetlights are lit and are functioning. The contractor will come back in spring to restore the asphalt, concrete, and landscape.

If you would like more information, please contact Lennie Chanthaphuang at 801-568-7293.


We have been working over the last several years to complete necessary storm drain projects and convert the Sandy Canal corridor into a trail system. The trail has been completed from the south end of the Sandy City, up to 10600 South. Salt Lake County has completed design for and will bid out this summer, a project that includes a bridge across Dimple Dell and trail improvements from Carnation Drive to Bear Park. We are collaborating with White City Metro Township on a project to complete trail and drainage improvements along the Sandy Canal corridor from 10600 South to Dimple Dell. This project will connect the completed trail at 10600 South to the County project at Carnation Drive.

March 12, 2019 update: Sunrise Engineering has completed the final drawings for the project. We are finalizing our review of the drawings and will compile our comments along with others’ comments and will provide them to Sunrise to complete the bid package. We are working with White City and Salt Lake County Flood Control on agreements related to construction and maintenance of the project. Once we have finalized these agreements, the project will go out to bid. We expect that construction will begin around April or May.

If you would like more information, please contact Tyler Shelley at 801-568-7285. 


This project includes waterlines in the River Oaks Subdivision, 10600 South at State Street and a short section of 7800 South (450 East to 550 East).  Because of the busy construction climate, we will allow the contractor to complete these sections anytime during the construction season providing that once the contractor begins a section they must complete that section in a timely manner. We are hopeful that this approach will also result in lower bids.

March 29, 2019 update: The contractor has substantially completed all three areas of the project: 7800 South, 10600 South and River Oaks. the contractor will be finishing up landscaping, permanent asphalt, striping and bringing valves to grade over the next few weeks as weather permits. 

For more information regarding this project, please contact Mason Clark at 801-568-7297 or Lennie Chanthaphuang at 801-568-7293.


There are currently three waterlines that cross I-15 and supply water to the portion of the City west of I-15. The waterline in 9000 South is badly corroded and has had several costly breaks in the last few years. Replacing 9000 South water line with a new crossing north of 9000 South was added to our capital projects list in 2015. The proposed new supply line across I-15 is planned to be installed at approximately 8550 South. In addition to the new supply line, the existing waterline in Harrison Street needs to be replaced and up sized. As part of the proposed project, the existing 6-inch diameter waterline in Harrison Street will be replaced with an 8-inch diameter waterline from approximately 8800 South to Cottage Avenue and with a 12-inch diameter waterline from Cottage Lane to approximately 8550 South. (Phase 1 - Waterline Improvements). 

The new storm drain improvements west of Monroe Street will convey the storm drain runoff flows and irrigation tailwater north along Cottage Avenue and Harrison Street to the 60-inch diameter storm drain outfall in 8600 S.  The completion of this project will eliminate the storm drains on private property, reduce maintenance, and increase storm drain capacity in the area.

March 22, 2019 update:  The contract documents are being routed for signatures. As soon as we have the executed contract, we will schedule a pre-construction meeting and issue a Notice to Proceed. We have requested a plan approval from the Utah Division of Drinking Water. 

If you would like more information, please contact Tyler Shelley at 801-568-7285.


The waterline in 1700 East at 12000 South has had several breaks recently due to corrosive soil and/or stray current. We will be lining this pipe with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe to correct the problem.

March 29, 2019:  The contractor is installing cellular concrete into the annular space. The bacterial test has been performed and passed. The pressure test is scheduled for the week of April 1, 2019.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Lennie Chanthaphuang at 801-568-7293.

 Operations Update

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