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

$685,000 :: 1761 W LYNX Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,329 sq ft
Lot Size: 12,632 sq ft
Added: 05/26/17, Last Updated: 12/03/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5611056
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
The price of this listing was last reduced on 11/29/2017 by 0%
Status: Active


IT WON`T LAST AT THIS PRICE!! BREATHTAKING LAKE VIEWS from the moment you enter this Executive home in private GATED community. Amazing OPEN floor plan-4 Large Bedrooms+ Open den/office area & 3 Full Bathroom. Custom paint, Amazing Custom Fire place, custom window treatments throughout, corian countertops, built-in sub zero refrigerator/freezer, garden tub & shower-his and hers closets. N/S exposure on large waterfront lot, Pool w 2 waterfall-HUGE covered patio, large back yard for entertaining, citrus trees, an entertainer's dream home! Pristine water front property in great condition with interior 2 tone paint, Updated cabinets, appliances, including the 3 CG with epoxy flooring & Quality Pattern Carpets.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


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


$359,000 :: 4761 S Vista Place, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,633 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 11/30/17, Last Updated: 11/30/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5693499
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL H
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL H
Status: Active


If you are looking for a highly upgraded / needs nothing type home, ON THE WATER in Ocotillo, this is the one! Just in 2017, the owners have added new tile flooring, all new bathrooms, central vacuum, and even a 100 sq ft room off of the family room, perfect for keep birds, etc. Located on the water in Ocotillo Lakes, with a dock for your boat. Large fish in this lake too!Lots of very nice improvements! Easy to show - use ShowingTime, and then armls lockbox with CBS code.

Listed with Realty Executives


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


$498,000 :: 1750 W BARTLETT Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,531 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 10/11/17, Last Updated: 11/30/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5672545
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES
Status: Active


Electric powered boats quietly pass this beautiful one owner, semi custom home. 3 bedrooms + den,2 bath single story. Walk to work at Intel from this Gated community,93 homes by Edmunds-Toll Bros, 2X6 construction, Waterfront Property! diagonal 20' tile flooring entry, halls,kitchen&baths. Gas fireplace w/raised hearth.Formal living&dining room. Built-in bookshelf/cabinet&entertainment center in FR,Plantation Shutters,Ceiling fans throughout,Cook for family gatherings in large kitchen w/48''Maple cabinets,Glass cooktop,Granite Counters, refrigerator & dishwasher less than 1yr old. R/O & water softener,wired for security, crown molding,Classy Closets, Covered patio. painted stucco fence, Waterfront back yard w/steps to brick layed sitting area.Add wood dock and ready for casual boating

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/!


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