Flood Irrigation Service

City “Irrigators” control the delivery of water to each property by opening and closing the main gates and customer valves in a controlled sequence

If there is a problem or condition that prevents the complete irrigation of the property (such as a leaking berm) the irrigator will either speak with the customer directly, or note the condition on a door-hanger to notify the owner/occupant of the problem. While courtesy efforts may help our customers receive full irrigation, ultimately, the customer must ensure their property is ready to receive and retain water.

Please click the following link to view the City Council adopted Resolution for further details RES 8-78

The irrigation water is received from two sources, Buckeye Water Conservation and Drainage District and Roosevelt Irrigation District. Homes to the south of the Southern Pacific Railroad are serviced with water from Buckeye Water Conservation and homes to the north of Baseline Road in the Valencia subdivision are serviced with water from the Roosevelt Irrigation District.

The following variables may affect delivery times and dates:

  • The delivery schedule of the canal company and its ability to provide water in the canal system
  • System capacity (pressure and low capability of pipes)
  • The number of active accounts in each subdivision
  • Equipment or system tampering
  • Main breaks that force the system to be shut down for repair
  • Line condition (pipes plugged with roots or debris)

Helpful Tips for a Complete Irrigation of Your Property

If possible, watch your yard as it is being irrigated. Look for any obstructions or resistance to flow. Fill in low spots in berms and grade the property as needed. Ensure the property is ready to safely receive and retain water. Ensure water cannot enter any structures, nearby properties or streets.

  • Pets must have refuge from the area to be irrigated
  • Trim grass to less than six inches. Doing so allows the irrigator to monitor the flow and depth of water
  • Remove items from the yard that may be damaged by water or pose a safety hazard to the irrigator
  • Provide clear access to the irrigation valve. The irrigators may actuate your valve by using a small step ladder to reach over a wall or fence from the alleyway. Please ensure the area behind any walls or fences (near the irrigation valve) is kept free of debris.
  • The City is not responsible for any damages incurred if the property is not properly ready to accept irrigation.

Please note: The City of Buckeye does not provide flood irrigation services on weekends. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00pm. 

If you have questions related to your flood irrigation service, please contact the Water Resources Department directly at
623-349-6800 Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 6:00pm

For billing inquiries, please call our Utility Billing Division at 623-349-6100, Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

2015 BWCDD Palo Verde Outage and Dry-Up Schedule

Palo Verde Outage
October 12th thru 24th

Main Canal
November 6th thru 23rd

South Extension
November 20th thru December 7th

If you  have any questions, please call 623-386-2196

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