The Utah Department of Construction and Inspections is reviewing a contract awarded by a Utah-based construction contractor to install a sewer line at the site of a home in the community of Payson.
The company that won the contract to install the line on March 9 said it is now “reviewing” the agreement to determine if it has to reinstate the contract.
The project manager for the project, Robert B. Johnson, told The Associated Press that he could not comment on the details of the contract, citing the ongoing investigation into the contractor.
The state is also reviewing the contractor’s permit application to work on the project.
The contractor has agreed to provide a copy of the construction contract, a copy that was provided to the AP by Johnson, who also has a subcontractor who works for the same contractor.
The AP is not naming that subcontractor because the contractor is not required to disclose the identity of its subcontractor.
The contract was awarded in March to the Salt Lake County Construction Authority to install new sewers and pipes on the home at 2801 East Payson Road, which is about 90 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.
The home, a rental, is a one-story brick home with a basement, and the contractor was hired by the city to install sewer lines on the site.
The city said it will pay the contractor $1,500 a month for two years and $1.1 million a year to operate the sewer lines.
The county’s water department, which operates the city’s water system, was expected to begin operating the sewer line by late 2019.
The sewer line, which runs beneath the home, was built in the early 1900s to replace a leaky pipe that had contaminated the river system and was the cause of an 1894 flood that killed more than 500 people.