The Tempe-based Southwest Region of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Water Services Team, recently began construction on the $7.1M design/build water and wastewater facilities for the Twin Arrows Resort & Casino east of Flagstaff.

The Twin Arrows Casino is currently under construction and is being developed by the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise Board. Hunt Construction is general contractor.

Led by McCarthy’s Tempe-based Water Services team, the comprehensive water project includes a masterplan to specifically serve the Twin Arrows Resort & Casino and planned future amenities, including a potential golf course. McCarthy’s design partner is Scottsdale-based WaterWorks Engineers.

McCarthy Water Services team is installing 17,500 linear feet of water and wastewater pipes, a pump station with a storage tank for the casino’s potable water supply, a wastewater treatment plant, two wells and facilities to house the control room and electrical and pumping equipment necessary for the project.

“McCarthy has a long history of working with tribal communities in the Southwest on projects like the Twin Arrows Casino,” said Frank Scopetti, vice president of McCarthy’s Water Services team. “Our design/build team for this project is working closely with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to ensure their water needs are met now and in the future.”

The Twin Arrows Casino is poised to be a major gaming facility with a 90-room, 4-star hotel and conference center, located near the Twin Arrows exit off of Interstate 40 between Flagstaff and Winslow.

“Gaming facilities have become a fairly high priority for the Navajo Nation,” said Reevis Bagay, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority representative. “The Twin Arrows Casino will have great economic impact within the Navajo Nation and surrounding community.  We’re pleased to be working with such a trusted name in the commercial building industry who understands the multi-utility needs of the Nation.”

McCarthy Water Services team and WaterWorks Engineers were selected as the design-build team for the project.  The water/wastewater facilities for the casino will be completed in early 2013 with an April 2013 estimated completion of the casino.