Ocotillo Water Conservation District ("OWCD" or "the District") was established by order of the Maricopa County, Arizona Board of Supervisors on March 19, 1968. The District is an irrigation district organized under Title 48, Chapter 19, of the Arizona Revised Statutes and is deemed to be a municipal corporation, exercising general powers provided by law. The general powers include the power to provide the District customers with water, electricity and other public conveniences and necessities, and to engage in any and all activities, enterprises, and occupations within the powers and privileges of municipalities generally.
The District is located in southern Maricopa County, Arizona. Historically, the District served the irrigation pumping loads of agricultural customers farming approximately 5,180 acres. However, the District continues to become urbanized and as a result the farmed acres in the District have decreased significantly. The District now serves primarily urban irrigation pumping loads. The District is governed by a three member Board of Directors, elected at large within the District, as provided by the statutes and laws of the State of Arizona.
The District's current staff consists of one part time District Manager and two part time employees.
Questions about OWCD can be directed to Jeff Woner or Jennifer Torpey at (480) 610-8741. You may also reach OWCD via email at DistrictAdmin@krsaline.com.