Casa Blanca Transmission Project completed in District 5
Gila River Indian News
Gila River Indian Community Utility Authority (GRICUA) just completed the “Casa Blanca road transmission project” that began in the beginning of 2018, which replaced one of the oldest remaining transmission and distribution lines in the Gila River Indian Community that is owned by the San Carlos Irrigation Project (SCIP).
For the past ten years GRICUA and SCIP have been working together to design and fund the replacement project. GRICUA partnered with Wilson Construction Co. to complete the project in late November 2018.
On Friday March 8, a celebration ceremony was held at the District 5 Multipurpose Building for the completion the Casa Blanca transmission project. GRICUA gave thanks to all the staff and crew members for a job well done. The celebration began with opening remarks from John Lewis, GRICUA Chairman Board of Directors and Lt. Gov. Robert Stone, who thanked the linemen for all the hard work and even shared some of his experience in the field. Kathy Galloway, GRICUA Operations Director who oversaw the whole project, talked about the overall project and completion, thanking everyone and Community leaders for their support.
After the many thanks and words were shared from staff and board members, everyone gathered into the service center for light refreshments and cake while a slideshow of the project played in the background.