Army Corps awards $10.5 million for Tooele Army Depot water system

Published Sept. 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded two contracts to Teehee-Straub Joint Venture of Oceanside to upgrade water systems at Tooele Army Depot in Tooele County, Utah.

The Corps awarded $8.2 million Sept. 24 to design and build a new water distribution system and $2.37 million Sept. 29 to replace a 1-million-gallon water storage tank.

The water system will consist of approximately 84,000 linear feet of new distribution lines and valves for the entire installation. The existing water storage tanks are leaking and will be replaced.

Teehee-Straub is responsible for all labor, materials, tools, equipment and supervision necessary to provide a complete and usable project. The design phase will take place during the winter with construction scheduled to start in spring 2015.  The entire design-build project is expected to be complete in fall 2015.

Tooele Army Depot is a fully-active ammunition storage facility serving Army installations throughout the western United States.

“This project will replace an aging 70-year-old water infrastructure overwhelmed with costly water losses,” said Dave Simpson, Sacramento District project Manager. “The new system will provide better water pressure and flow, especially for the depot’s fire protection – a critical component considering Tooele’s mission.”

Teehee-Straub Joint Venture is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.


Patrick Bray

Release no. 14-065