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Gila River Indian Community Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project

General management, planning, design, and construction for expanded development of an irrigation delivery system

  • >150K

    Acre (61K Hectares) Reservation

  • 14

    Miles of Large Diameter Primary Pipeline

  • 59K

    Acres (24K Hectares) Serviced by Stantec

  • Arizona, United States

    Arizona, United States

Our segment of this system conveys Colorado River water 20 miles southeast of Phoenix to an outfall point in southwest Phoenix

For more than 44 years, Stantec has helped the Gila River Indian Community with agricultural and water resources development. The Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project (P-MIP) required multiple engineering disciplines and task order projects including planning, design, and construction for expanded development of the reservation’s irrigation delivery system.

The Community valued the contributions of one of our team members so much they asked him to become their Drainage District general manager. Stantec’s segment of the P-MIP included a pipeline, open channel concrete lined canals, a regulating reservoir, and a large volume capacity level top canal. We also provided master drainage planning and design for the agricultural service area. Duties included financial management of the irrigation delivery facilities, planning preparation, design coordination, plan review, and specifications for rehabilitation of the existing system and expansion. Updating federal agencies was a significant challenge, but a pre-project meeting to identify all design variables, review meetings, and documentation for operation and maintenance helped keep projects on track.

Each project underwent risk review and formal quality assurance and control by independent reviewers. The low pressure, raw water conveyance pipeline now provides service to existing and previously farmed agricultural development.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Gary Brady, Senior Associate, Water

In the office and with clients, being a team is a significant part of my approach to projects, and I believe it’s critical to doing a good job.

Maria Brady, Senior Principal, Water

All of our communities rely on water. Adapting design and construction to provide a safe and reliable resource is always a top priority.

Scot Schlund, Senior Principal, Water

Whether preventing floods, bringing water to farms, or providing clean drinking water, I take pride in our positive impact on the community.

Chris Simko, Senior Project Manager, Water

After the challenge of pre-design through construction observation, nothing’s better than seeing a pump station start up for the first time.

Gary Brady

Senior Associate, Water

Maria Brady

Senior Principal, Water

Scot Schlund

Senior Principal, Water

Chris Simko

Senior Project Manager, Water

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