WHAT WE DO
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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