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

$667,000 :: 1731 W HAVASU Court, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,803 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,841 sq ft
Added: 06/02/22, Last Updated: 06/30/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6409981
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL B
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL B
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/30/2022 by 1%
Status: Active


This Chandler one-story cul-de-sac home offers a two-car garage.

Listed with Opendoor Brokerage, 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/!


$999,000 :: 1933 W LYNX Court, Chandler AZ, 85248

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5 beds, 3.5 baths
Home size: 4,275 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,584 sq ft
Added: 06/11/22, Last Updated: 06/28/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6414693
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/28/2022 by 7%
Status: Active


Beautifully maintained BASEMENT home in the gated Enclave in Ocotillo Lakes on a culdesac lot. 5 bedrooms + a den + a bonus room in the basement which includes a kitchenette - perfect for home theater, kid zone, multigen living, game room-whatever! Kitchen has a large island, double ovens and stainless counter depth refrigerator. Tons of counter space! Large owner's bedroom & bath with garden tub, double sinks and huge walk-in closet. Pristine backyard has heated pool and spa, large covered patio, built in BBQ and artificial turf. This is a very special neighborhood with tree lined streets and lakes throughout. It is zoned for Chandler Traditional Independence OR Jacobson Elementary - you choose. Close to Intel, Price Corridor & walking distance The Village Health Club,

Listed with Sundance Properties


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


$749,998 :: 1491 W BARTLETT Way, Chandler AZ, 85248

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,484 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,019 sq ft
Added: 04/29/22, Last Updated: 06/25/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6391781
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D2 FINAL PLAT
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL D2 FINAL PLAT
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/25/2022 by 0%
Status: Active


Fabulous home in beautiful Ocotillo Lakes w/ a newly resurfaced PLAY POOL! Home has 4 bdrms+ a large BONUS ROOM/office, VAULTED ceilings & PLANTATION SHUTTERS. Kitchen has 42'' MAPLE cabinets, GRANITE counters, STAINLESS STEEL appliances, PANTRY & breakfast bar. The primary bedroom features a large WALK-IN closet, an ENSUITE bathroom w/ DUAL vanities & separate tub/shower. Spacious 3-CAR GARAGE w/ BUILT-IN cabinets, EPOXY floors, newer SOFT WATER system, garage sink & exit to a grassy, fenced DOG RUN. Relax in your PRIVATE BACKYARD under the covered patio or take a dip in the sparkling PEBBLE TEC POOL w/ a WATER FEATURE! (newer pool motor & vaccum) This community has access to tennis & PICKLEBALL courts! Lovely LAKE community w/ GREENBELTS, playgrounds & the gorgeous OCOTILLO GOLF Club!

Listed with eXp 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/!


$899,972 :: 1952 W Mead Court, Chandler AZ, 85248

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6 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 3,931 sq ft
Lot Size: 10,890 sq ft
Added: 06/01/22, Last Updated: 06/16/22
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 6392621
Community: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
Tract: OCOTILLO LAKES PARCEL AC
Status: Active


This 6BD, 3BA sits on a 1/4 acre lot. It has everything a lrg family could need! Spacious 3961SF basement home w 3.5car garage located in the renowned subdivision of Ocotillo Lakes. Set on an inner cul-de-sac lot w a meticulously maintained grassy front yard w stately palm trees that add to the charm & timeless beauty of this property's curb appeal. Sellers relocating & Priced to sell. Perfect to make it yours. Notice the extnd driveway providing added parking. The covered front porch includes a screen security door that frames the lovely entryway & provides a nice outdoor space perfect for a bistro set to sit & enjoy morning coffee or the peaceful surroundings. Step inside & be greeted by a spacious frml living rm & dining rm w access to the backyard from the sliding Arcadia. Click MORE!

Listed with Hague Partners


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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