Sprinkler Systems

It is necessary to winterize all irrigation systems by shutting down the system at the “stop-and-waste valve” to release pressure in the pipes and drain the water from the system to protect any components that could freeze. Failure to drain the system usually results in broken sprinkler lines and flooded yard areas. By taking a little time this fall to winterize and shut off your stop-and waste valve, you can prevent very costly repairs.

Locate the stop-and-waste valve, which is generally located on the service line between the water meter and the house. Once the system has been shut down, drain each sprinkler line. Some systems have drain valves that can be opened to drain the system, or it may be necessary to blow out the system using compressed air (you may wish to consult an irrigation professional for this service).

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Utah Water Savers Rebate Programs

The Utah Water Savers Rebate Programs are up and running!  Sandy City residents, you can now apply for rebates on certain water-saving products through a state-funded water conservation initiative. For more information about rebates for the installation of water-efficient toilets and smart controller landscaping systems, and to apply for rebates, please visit:  utahwatersavers.com

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Fact Briefs

Click below for a short summary of water topics relevant to Sandy City:


  • Utah Water Legislation (2019 session).

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Water Rights Summons Information.  Links provided below:

Water Rights Notification



Department Organization

Department Mission Statement: 

"Proudly working together to provide quality utility services for our customers."

Director: Tom Ward, PE
Assistant Director/Operations Manager: Scott Ellis
Assistant Director/Engineering Manager: Richard Benham, PE
Business and Conservation Manager: Abi Holt

Operations Division

Provides overall services and support to the residents of Sandy. These services include: maintenance of our waterlines, preservation of wells to insure drinking water quality, cross-connection control and street light maintenance. Also, responds to citizen inquiries, complaints and requests regarding drainage and irrigation.

Engineering Division

This division manages and coordinates the planning, design and construction of capital improvements projects, as well as inspecting and review of all new developments in the City. They are also responsible to oversee the City's water rights, as well as involvement in irrigation companies with which the City owns shares.

Business Division

Provides overall support to the department. This division performs research, analysis and general management of budgets, purchasing, front office support and operations. Also, within this division is the GIS (Geographic Information System) support, locating of utilities, mapping, GPS data gathering, drafting, management of the watershed, conservation education programs, and the City's Water Conservation Garden - Sego Lily Gardens.

Summary of Operations

The Public Utilities Summary of Operations is a document created annually to report on our operations. This document assists us in reviewing our history and looking to our future for opportunities for improvement. Please take a look and contact us if you have any questions at (801) 568-6087 or by email.

2017 Summary of Operations

2016 Summary of Operations

If you received a Summons from the State regarding water rights, see image, please review the Fact Sheet below and contact the state offices at (801) 538-5282 with any questions.