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Engineering Projects

The city plans to construct a new tank that is structurally sound and provides more water efficiently to the city. Additionally, a well house will be located adjacent to the tank. This will replace the existing well house located northwest of the new tank. 

August 10, 2018 update: The contractor has poured all of the columns and all sections of the wall. The contractor is installing rebar and forming the second half of the roof. They are scheduled to pour the final section of the roof in the next couple of weeks. DN Tanks, Inc. have been onsite and are performing vertical tensioning on the south walls. They are planning the wire wrap of the tank the first week of September. The contractor is also installing waterline and storm drain lines. 

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

 More details for the Flat Iron Tank and Well Project can be found here

Below is an amazing video of the Flat Iron Tank currently under construction prepared by Robin Saville, Image/Media Specialist for Sandy City. Enjoy!! 


Sandy City desires to have the new Public Works Operations Facility be a model for future development of how LID can be implemented. LID elements that will be 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.  

We and the  Public Works Department have been working with JRCA Architects and Ensign Engineering to design a new facility at 8775 South 700 West.  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.


We are working with Bowen, Collins and Associates (BCA) to develop a conceptual plan for the Dry Creek corridor from Jordan River to Dimple Dell. The focus area of the plan is the Cairns downtown area (Monroe Street to 300 East). We are working with City administration and City departments as well as Salt Lake County to develop the plan. The concept plan will include all aspects including transportation, recreation, future development, flood control, and water quality. We are planning phases of work to improve the Dry Creek corridor and want to make sure the work is coordinated and completed according to the plan and in an efficient manner.

The Dry Creek Concept Report was completed and we have provided a PDF of the report to Sandy City departments and Salt Lake County Flood Control and Parks and Recreation. We will meet with South Town Mall representatives to review the final report and discuss it with them. The Concept Plan will be used as we proceed with improvements to Dry Creek over the next several years. 

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


August 10, 2018 update: The contractor has completed installation of the riprap in the channel, sidewalk and concrete pads for pavilion structures, bridge abutments, grading, and electrical for lighting. We worked with our Operations Division personnel and Bowen, Collins and Associates to install large boulders on the south-west corner of the project for a Cairns Monument. The landscape contractor is now installing the irrigation system and beginning work on landscaping.  Based on the most recent schedule, the project will be completed around the middle of September. 

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


The storm drain in 9400 South (just west of State Street) has collapsed in a couple of locations over the last few months. Temporary fixes were completed, but the road has continued to sink and the road collapsed a few weeks ago due to a storm event that occurred. The existing storm drain is an old Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) used for irrigation and storm water conveyance. It was critical that we proceeded with an emergency project to replace the CMP with Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) and repair the road as soon as possible.

Due to the following reasons, we did not proceed with a formal bid process:

  • Continuing corrosion of the storm drain and potential roadway hazard
  • Necessity to complete the work this season
  • Current bidding climate: with several recent bids, there has been very few contractors available to complete this type of work

In lieu of a formal bid, a drawing, Bid Schedule, and Measurement & Payment were prepared, identifying project details, quantities, and payment descriptions. The proposed improvements, which includes replacing the CMP with approximately 420 linear feet of 36-inch diameter RCP, installing manholes, and removing/abandoning existing CMP and structures. The noted documents were provided and prices requested from Beck Construction, who is currently under contract with Sandy City for the Dry Creek Channel Restoration Phase 2 project. Beck Construction is a reputable contractor and we have had great experience with them on the Dry Creek project and other past projects.

We received prices from Beck Construction for the 9400 South Emergency Storm Drain project along with a proposed construction schedule. Beck has proposed to begin September 2nd (after Labor Day) and complete the project in approximately three weeks. Sandy City's Purchasing Agent gave approval and a Conditional Notice of Award was issued to Beck Construction. We should receive bond and insurance information from Beck next week and will execute the contract documents. 

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


August 10, 2018 update: Sunrise Engineering has provided us preliminary design plans. We have reviewed the drawings, along with representatives from Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, Greater Salt Lake Metro Service District, White City, and Sandy City Parks and Recreation. We met on Monday, August 13, 2018 to review the design and provide input on the design. Sunrise Engineering will be incorporating comments and continuing work towards completing the design. 

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


August 10, 2018 update: The contractor has two crews working on this project. One crew has started work on 7800 South and the other crew is working on River Oaks. The project has been going well. The contractor is laying approximately 160 feet of pipe a day. The contractor has also obtained a permit with UDOT and will start work on 10600 South as soon as the work on 7800 South is complete.

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).  Jones and Demille Engineering was selected from our General Engineering Services consulting pool to complete design of Phase 1 of waterline improvements along Harrison Street as well as storm drain improvements along Monroe Street, Cottage Avenue, and Harrison Street. The waterline and storm drain  improvements are in the process of being designed and will be bid out around January of 2019 and will begin construction early spring 2019.

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. Lining this pipe with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe will correct the problem. We have hired Bowen and Collins Associate to help us with the design. We are meeting with them in the next couple of weeks to move forward the completion of the plans.

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

 Operations Update

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