About Us

WHAT WE DO

BWCDD Serves To...

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ASSIST AGRICULTURAL ENDEAVORS
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PROVIDE FLOOD IRRIGATION TO HOMES
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SUPPLY IRRIGATION WATER AND POWER
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PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION WATER TO CONTRACTORS
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PROTECT FARMLAND FROM ALKALI DAMAGE BY RUNNING DRAINAGE WELLS

OUR HISTORICAL ORIGINS

Serving the Buckeye Valley for Over 135 Years

The Buckeye Canal, predating Arizona statehood and established in 1885, has a rich history of providing irrigation to the Buckeye Valley. M.M. Jackson, one of the founders, named the canal after his home state of Ohio. The canal brought settlers to the Buckeye Valley and is the namesake for the Valley and the Town of Buckeye.

The Buckeye Water Conservation & Draining District (BWCDD) was founded in 1922 by the farmers of the Buckeye Valley and Buckeye Irrigation Company with the purpose of delivering irrigation and power to the lands within the District, as well as repairing and maintaining the Buckeye Canal. BWCDD owns and operates the Buckeye Canal, which delivers nearly 130,000 AC-FT of irrigation annually to over 17,000 acres. All power and water are sold within the District boundaries that encompass nearly 22,000 acres (per Maricopa County Assessor’s Office).

Learn More About Our History

BWCDD Board Members

Meet the Board

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PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR DIVISION III

W.T. Gladden

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VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR DIVISION II

Larry Vanderwey

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DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Trevor Bales

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DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Jason Hardison

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DIRECTOR DIVISION II

Ron Rayner

Employment Opportunities

Work for BWCDD

Interested applicants can apply at our District Office located at 205 E. Roosevelt Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326.

Our benefits include:

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Health Insurance
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Arizona State Retirement
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Paid Vacation
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Sick Leave
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Paid Holidays

Open Positions

Laborer
Operator

Active Members of

Buckeye Water Conservation and Drainage District