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

$675,000 :: 1772 W Mead Street, Chandler AZ, 85248

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,321 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,455 sq ft
Added: 04/18/19, Last Updated: 05/17/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5913144
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/17/2019 by 1%
Status: Active


Located in the Prestigious Ocotillo Lakes Gated Community,This Remodeled Home Features 5 Bedrooms+Den+Huge Basement,Fresh Interior Paint,Updated Flooring and New Carpet/Pad ,Iron Spindle Railings,Sep Living, Formal and Family Rooms, Split Floorplan w/ Owners Suite,Den & 1 Bd on Main Level and 3 Bd's in Basement, 10' Ceilings,Open Eat-in Kitchen Featuring Updated White Cabinets w/ Large Breakfast Bar,Granite Slab Counters,All New Stainless Appliances with Glass Cook-Top and Double Ovens, Gas Fireplace w/ Stone Accents. Extended Patio Overlooking Refreshing Pebble-Tec Pool and Spa, Built-In BBQ, Grassy Area, All New Interior Door Hardware, Light Fixtures, Faucets,Fans, Large Owners Suite,Granite Counters, New Sinks and Faucets, Large Shower & Over sized Garden Tub,Soft Water ,Lake Community

Listed with Keller Williams Integrity First


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


$649,000 :: 1813 W Mead Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,902 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 04/09/19, Last Updated: 05/09/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5908558
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/9/2019 by 3%
Status: Active


Welcome to your own piece of paradise living in Ocotillo! Imagine yourself living here in Ocotillo/Chandler... With 4 Bedrooms and 3 Full Baths, this home is sure to check off the boxes on your wishlist. From the moment you enter, you'll be impressed and realize that whether you're entertaining or simply relaxing, this isn't just a home... it's a destination! Spectacular Waterfront Home in the Gated-- Enclave of Ocotillo Lakes! *Single Story *Bright, Open Split Floor Plan w/ Formal Living & Dining Room **ALL NEW S/S GE APPLIANCES and REFRIGERATOR *FRESH EXTERIOR PAINT, *NEW REFINISHED COOL DECKING THROUGHOUT.** If you're ready to experience the serene lifestyle that only this property can afford, call me today for your private showing... CHECK OUT THE AERIAL VIDEO!

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/!


$615,000 :: 1560 W BLUE RIDGE Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,524 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,762 sq ft
Added: 03/28/19, Last Updated: 03/28/19
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5902551
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D1
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D1
Status: Active


AMAZING waterfront home. This home is single level with a 3 car garage, Open floor plan with many upgrades and lots of natural sunlight throughout. There are 4 bedrooms (split floor plan) and 3 bathrooms and a pool. This is a must see!

Listed with Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC


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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