New Magma Irrigation & Drainage District

New Magma Irrigation & Drainage District (NMID) emerged in June 1995 and is located West of Phoenix, between Queen Creek and the Gila River in Maricopa and Pinal Counties, Arizona. It is composed of 27,410 acres, of which 26,900 are irrigable acres. The water used within the NMID is a combination of groundwater and Central Arizona Water Conservation District (the Central Arizona Project CAP) water. Groundwater used within the District is privately pumped, as the District owns no wells. The District has built a distribution system to deliver the CAP water.

Annual water use for 2006 was 84,220 AF, in 2007 rose to 88,182 AF, and through April of 2008 water use has been 16,725 AF which is ahead of schedule in comparison to the previous years.

Engineering

On-Call General Engineering Services

GEORGE CAIRO ENGINEERING, INC. (GCE) is currently serving as the District Engineer and we also provide support on related technical services including the development of District Standards on an on-call as needed basis. GCE also supports the New Magma Irrigation District (NMID) in their management of urbanization impacts inclusive of permitting, planning, design, and construction services efforts. All relocations or modifications to the Districts facilities due to development and urbanization are designed by GCE. In addition, impacts to the New Magma Irrigation District operations and maintenance are evaluated, and construction inspections are performed to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.

Further GCE is responsible for the coordination and due diligence for the United States Bureau of Reclamation review and permitting approval process for impacts to federally owned interest. GCE developed collaboratively with the District a permitting and federal due diligence review and assistance program. Relocations or modifications to the Districts facilities due to development and urbanization are reviewed by GCE for compliance with federal permitting requirements for acquisition, abandonment, relocation and or facilities modification.

Representative GCE projects completed for the New Magma Irrigation District include the following:

  • Standard Details and District Master Specifications
  • Management of District Facility Crossings
  • Standard District Details including: Canal Lining, Manholes, Siphon Inlet and Outlet Structures, Headwalls, Etc.
  • Pecan Creek South Dual Chamber Flow Measurement Structure, Manhole, and Structure Connection Details
  • Gary Road Improvements Siphon Extension, Check Drop and Turnout Structures
  • Laredo Ranch A3 Pump Farm Turnout Modifications and Dual Chamber Flow Measurement Structure
  • Bella Vista Lateral C-A Relocation
  • Felix Farms Pipeline Design
  • Cornerstone Homes Development
  • Laredo Ranch Development

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Contacts:

George J. Cairo, P.E.
GEORGE CAIRO ENGINEERING, INC.
1630 South Stapley Drive
Stapley Center, Suite 117
Mesa, Arizona 85204
480.921.4080
480.921.4087 (Fax)
602.690.6661 (Cell)
gcairo@gcairoinc.com

Maaike Hough, P.E., Program Manager
GEORGE CAIRO ENGINEERING, INC.
1630 South Stapley Drive
Stapley Center, Suite 117
Mesa, Arizona 85204
480.921.4080
480.921.4087 (Fax)
mhough@gcairoinc.com

Bill Van Allen, General Manager
New Magma Irrigation & Drainage District
34630 North Schnepf Road
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
480.987.3461
480.987.0660 (Fax)
bvanallennewmagma@mchsi.com









District Website

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If you have further questions, comments or concerns regarding this district please contact Mr. Bill Van Allen (contact information shown above).