West Jordan Engineering Department

The design standards were developed using information from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, AASHTO, and other surrounding communities. The Standard Plans portions of these documents were developed using standard plans published by the City of West Jordan, APWA, Salt Lake Sewer Improvement District #1, etc. It is the intent of these documents to provide a measure of uniformity between the City of West Jordan and the rest of the Salt Lake Valley while retaining important City standards and plans. These documents will be revised as needed.

This information is published as a service to the developers, contractors, and design professionals. Please contact the Engineering Department at 801-569-5070 with any questions. Review the following West Jordan City public improvement standards, specifications, and plans: 

The Engineering Department is responsible for water distribution, wastewater collection, stormwater, and streets, including:

  • Capital improvement planning and construction
  • Development review and approval 
  • Utility and infrastructure construction inspection 
  • Utility and infrastructure planning
  • Geographical Information Systems


The Engineering Department is responsible for establishing public improvement bonds and administering their reductions and releases. The purpose of these bonds is to ensure that construction of public improvements is performed according to City standards and are established to protect residents of the City. Download the generalized process diagram of the City’s bond process.

Developers are responsible for notifying the Engineering Department when they are ready for an inspection, as well as completing their project corrections lists (punch lists) in a timely manner.  Projects established under the enhanced process allow for 75-percent reductions in a particular system bond amount once a system (water system, sewer system, etc.) is completed.  Once all public improvements are completed and verified by an inspection, the project may go into the warranty period and a 90-percent bond reduction approved.  Once the warranty period is complete, an additional inspection is performed, a punch list completed, and the remaining 10-percent released. 

Bond Establishment 

As part of the project approval process, a bond is required to be established for all public improvements. 

Engineering Permits

aerial view of Jordan Landing

West Jordan - Jordan Landing