Buried Water Tank Project
The City of Orem has selected and purchased a portion of the orchard property located at 400 South 400 West for the construction of an underground 10 million gallon water tank, well, and pump station.
Concepts, cross sections, renderings, pictures, calendar events, and other information will be made available at a new website, orem10mgtank.com, which will be active soon. Published background information, problem definitions, potential solutions, project facts, and additional resources can still be found on this webpage below.
Please mark your calendar for a neighborhood meeting that is being planned for the evening of Wednesday, September 29 at the Orem Family Fitness Center to discuss this project. We will share information and updates and receive your feedback. We look forward to working with you throughout this dynamic process.
It is anticipated that new information will be published later this month (August 2021). Thank you for your interest and patience as the new website is being developed.
In 2014, the City of Orem hired Bowen, Collins & Associates (BCA) to perform a culinary water master plan. In 2016, this master plan was approved and adopted by the Orem City Council. A water utility master plan is a technical guidance document that answers the following questions:
- What’s the Problem?
- What to Do About It?
Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQs will be updated as more questions come in and further information is available.
First Digital Q & A with Project Leaders
We gathered all of the submitted questions and sat down with the team leading this project to get answers to these frequently asked questions.
NOTE: These videos were recorded before the potential location at 400 W 400 S was available.
Public Works Director Chris Tschirki and Water Division Manager Neal Winterton answer questions about why Orem needs this tank, how the tank system works, system maintenance, and more. (9 min 50 sec)
Public Works Director Chris Tschirki answers questions about the process behind deciding on Community Park and alternative locations for the tank.
(5 min 24 sec)
City Engineer Sam Kelly answers questions about the construction timeline, process, and efforts to keep neighbors safe during the build.
(10 min 35 sec)
Community Meeting Recap
We held two digital community meetings to discuss this project. The recordings of these meetings are available below.
This meeting was mainly focused on the proposal of locating the tank at Community Park.
This meeting was mainly focused on the proposal of locating the tank at the Farley property at 400 W and 400 S.