Ocotillo Lakes Behind The Scenes

Pumping Station at Ocotillo LakesHave You Ever Wondered About Those Ocotillo Lakes?

Ocotillo neighborhoods  in Chandler are known for their lakes and waterways  but do you  know what goes on behind the scenes to keep the lakes functioning? The picture to the right is one of 15 pumping stations that keep the water recirculating,  moving from lake to lake, and irrigating over 1,900 acres.  But where does the water come from? How many gallons per day are used to  irrigate and maintain the Ocotillo Community?  What keeps the water from seeping into the ground beneath the lakes?  What species of fish are stocked in the lakes and what purpose do they serve?  Unless you know the answer to these questions, then maybe you should click the “Read the rest of this entry” button that follows.

Ocotillo Community Association – The Largest Reclaimed Water Consumer In The Southwest

Ocotillo Lakes Water FountainThe Ocotillo  Community Association is the largest user of reclaimed water in the southwest creating 167 acres of lakes and over 17 miles of shoreline.   During the winter when usage is at its lowest, 2 million gallons per day are used to irrigate the community landscaping.  During the summer, when evaporation is high and watering needs increase, the usage can climb to as high as 8 million gallons per day. The water is supplied by the  nearby City of Chandler Water Reclamation Facility.

Satellite view of Ocotillo Lakes

The lakes in the Ocotillo community have a maximum depth of 10 – 12 Ocotillo Lakes Fountainfeet.  A  concrete shore or lining surrounds the lakes and extends approximately three feet into the water.  The lakes have a rubber lining on the bottom which help to eliminate seepage and water loss.  Many people also believe that the Ocotillo Community Association only includes residential subdivisions.  The attached map shows the boundaries which includes the  Ocotillo Golf Resort, apartments, businesses, office sites, retail as well as residential neighborhoods.  The Ocotillo Lakes area has great proximity to many nearby amenities.

A Balanced Eco-System

Ocotillo Waterfront HomeThe lake system utilizes specific breeds of fish to control insects and algae. Israeli carp are used to control grass and algae, Tilapia assist with algae control and also provide water fowl a source of food.  Goldfish help control mosquitos, while catfish eat dead fish carcuss and are popular among fishermen.   The many fountains throughout the lake commuity aerate the water adding oxygen which is necessary for fish to survive.

Ocotillo Lakes Waterfront Homes for Sale

The curb appeal of Ocotillo is due in large part to the lakes and   waterways  that are supported by the systems, equipment and 6 full time personnel working behind the scenes largely unnoticed.

Ocotillo Waterfront Homes and Real Estate for Sale

$649,000 :: 1802 W MEAD Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,858 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Added: 03/06/20, Last Updated: 04/02/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6046181
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
The price of this listing was last reduced on 4/2/2020 by 0%
Status: Active


Spectacular single level in prestigious Ocotillo Lakes!This home will conquer you the minute you lay eyes on it. Great curb appeal, lush front yard, and 3 car garage w/extended driveway is just the beginning. Immaculate interior boasts tile flooring in traffic areas,plantation shutters, carpet in the right places, large living room, den, cozy family room w/fireplace, and bright dining. The gorgeous kitchen showcases high-end matching appliances, spacious maple cabinets, granite counters, custom tile back-splash, and breakfast bar. Split master suite provides privacy, and includes a lavish ensuite with dual vanity, soaking tub, glass shower & nice size walk-in closet. Stunning backyard offers covered patio, desert landscaping, and a blue pool w/water features.

Listed with West USA Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$374,900 :: 1844 W CANYON Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,533 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 03/28/20, Last Updated: 03/28/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6058128
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL B
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL B
Status: Active


Check this one out! Fantastic Pulte home with a beautiful pool just waiting for someone to call this home*Terrific Great Room floor plan with no wasted space*Highly upgraded thru out with beautiful granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths, maple cabinets with pull outs, upgraded appliances, lots of tile floors plus upgraded carpeting*Split bedroom arrangement with the master suite separate from bedrooms 2 & 3*Master bath with double sinks and separate tub & shower and a spacious walk in closet*Ceiling fans thru out plus wood blinds on all windows*Great back yard with a big covered patio plus an extended uncovered patio too*The pool is fenced, has a pebble tech surface and a soothing rock waterfall to enjoy*And entire backyard is low maintenance desert landscaping* This one is nice!!

Listed with HomeSmart


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$490,000 :: 1904 W CANYON Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,165 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,406 sq ft
Added: 02/20/20, Last Updated: 03/27/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6039807
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL B
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/27/2020 by 4%
Status: Active


This house has it all! Open Floor Plan. This home has laminate wood flooring in the living and family room. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and upgraded cabinets. At the top of the sweeping staircase there is a loft and 2 bedrooms. Also upstairs is your master suite with vaulted ceilings. The master bath has double sinks and garden tub and over-sized shower. The backyard has a covered patio that runs the width of the home. Play pool with water fall is fenced and has a small grass area. Close to Chandler Schools, Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, Hospitals, Intel, Easy access to Freeways.

Listed with Desert Wind Property Mgmt and Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$560,000 :: 4922 S MEADOWS Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,524 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,633 sq ft
Added: 02/28/20, Last Updated: 03/16/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6043556
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D2 FINAL PLAT
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D2 FINAL PLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/16/2020 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautiful Ocotillo Lakes home on a cul-de-sac 4 houses from the lake! From the start, this home welcomes you in with a cozy front courtyard. You will enjoy everything you need for entertaining, including luxury VIKING appliances for the home chef! Italian plank flooring throughout all the main areas. The HUGE 12,600 sq. ft. lot offers a backyard paradise with beautiful Pebble-tec pool and lots of room for lounging and play. 4 bedrooms PLUS an office allows plenty of space for spreading out. Split floor plan offers additional privacy. 3 car garage is spacious for both vehicles and storage. Beautiful lake community has lots of greenbelts and sidewalks throughout. Close to everything! Don't miss the opportunity to get into this coveted neighborhood.

Listed with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Move Time Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$673,000 :: 4861 S WILDFLOWER Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,033 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 03/06/20, Last Updated: 03/15/20
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6047303
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D2 FINAL PLAT
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D2 FINAL PLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/15/2020 by 2%
Status: Active


***Call to set up virtual tour*** Beautiful Waterfront home in coveted Ocotillo Lakes neighborhood. Updated and upgraded throughout. Quartz counters, custom back-splash, pre-wired for surround sound, private custom -built boat dock. Lake views from side, front and rear of the house. Master bedroom downstairs with remodeled bathroom (2019). Kitchen updated last year with gorgeous quartz island. Three generous bedrooms upstairs and a large loft. Sparkling swimming pool and mature landscaping make this home an entertainers paradise. Come make this your home today!

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


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