Jordan Utility Assessment Summary


The Jordan Campus is located at 3491 West and 9000 South. The campus serves approximately 1,300 students, and is considered a full service campus. The Jordan Campus has plans to add another 4,000 full-time students, and roughly 600,000 s.f. of space. The campus contains roughly 60 acres, 18 of which are landscaped.

Water System

There are two water lines that service the Jordan Campus, one 12" line that comes off of 9000 South and an 8" line that comes from 3400 West. For purposes of evaluation, we are assuming a flow of 5ft/s, and assuming we are serving 5,243 people which would account for present and proposed students. We used the Division of Drinking Water standards, and estimated a peak day demand of 20gpd. We also analyzed fireflow volumes and used 1,500 gpm as a required minimum. We found, based on our assumptions, that the current system is capable of supplying the water required by the Jordan Campus for both the existing conditions and the proposed additions.

Sewer System

The Jordan Campus is served by a single 8" sewer line. To analyze the sewer system we assumed the line was constructed at a minimum slope and was running 80% full. We also assumed that 100% of the culinary water used for human consumption returned to the sanitary sewer system. Based on our assumptions we found the existing sewer is adequate. We also found the existing sewer system would be adequate for the proposed additions, however given the location of the new buildings it is likely that a new connection, or connections, would be required somewhere along 3400 West.

Irrigation System

Currently no secondary water is being used at the Jordan Campus. SLCC plans on using an existing well to provide the water necessary for the open space. Since the well is not currently operating, in our calculations, we show the culinary system providing water for 40 acres of open space. Based on these assumptions the existing water lines provide adequate water for existing students and open space, as well as the proposed new student population and open space. If the well were to be used, the culinary system would have more capacity. Again, this analysis was done using the Department of Drinking Water standards and regulations.

Other Notes/Action Items

The evaluations made were based on the assumption that the interior piping systems for the water, sewer and irrigation lines are working properly. Various assumptions were made for each utility analyzed, and further design would require a significant amount of additional analysis. The information used came from: Division of Drinking Water, AJC Architects and the SLCC website.