A $5.6 million building contract for a new Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District headquarters was awarded Monday morning to Layton Construction Co.

A May 18 groundbreaking has been scheduled at the 30-acre construction site at 8200 S. 13th West in West Jordan. Site work will likely start before the groundbreaking with construction expected to take 12 to 14 months, said Robert B. Hilbert, district general manager.Layton's bid was the lowest of six bids submitted and is $1.2 million below the engineer's estimate.

Hilbert said the district has operated out of its current facility at 3495 S. Third West for about 20 years.