Irrigation Terms

Berm – a ridge of dirt that holds water in on irrigated property.
CFS (cubic feet per second) – the measure of how much water is flowing past a certain point in one second.
Redhead – the valve that screws open and closed to control the flow of irrigation in your yard.
Acre-foot – the amount of water required to cover one acre to a depth of one foot. An acre-foot equals 325,851 gallons, or 43,560 cubic feet. A flow of one cubic feet per second produces 1.98 acre-feet per day.

Irrigation Hints

  • Keep animals, vehicles and other precious items out of harm’s way.
  • Check all berms to ensure you won’t lose any water.
  • Laser level property to ensure proper water coverage.
  • Mow lawn to allow even flow of water.
  • Remove debris from pasture/yard to assist with water flow.
  • Don’t order more water than berms can hold.

Irrigation Contact: 

Ronnie Mejia 480-358-3461


Irrigation Fees
Charge for Opening/Closing Valve $10*
Commodity Charge .60¢ per 1,000 gallons/Type 2
$2.00 per 1,000 gallons/All Other
Valve Installation $110
Plus state tax and water use tax


* Only applies to subdivisions where the Queen Creek Water Division opens and closes valves.