The Black Canyon City Water Improvement District (BCCWID) is located in the pleasant rural community of Black Canyon City approximately 40 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona on the Black Canyon Highway (I-17) to Flagstaff. The population of this unincorporated community depends upon the time of year, ranging from a little over 2000 residents during the torrid summers to around 4000 in the much more temporate winter months. Living in the Sonoran desert, the possibility of loss of water service due to drought conditions is always a major concern. Fortunately our wells are located on the major Agua Fria River aquifer. The BCCWID serves approximately 2/3 of the town's residents and is owned by the property owners within the District. The domestic water it provides is supplied by three well sites, two owned and one leased. It has operated in the town since the District's formation in 1986. Operation is overseen by a Board of five (Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and one Member-at-Large). In 2005 the Board entered into a 5-year contract with a management team who staffs the office and maintains the District's records. The contract was extended in 2010 for an additional 4-years. This team includes a Grade II operator and the necessary staff to maintain the system, make emergency repairs, and solve other day-to-day problems as they arise.
Our Mission Statement - "We, the Board members and Management of the Black Canyon City Water Improvement District, are dedicated to assured delivery of quality water that meets, or exceeds, all county, state, and federal requirements to every user within the Water District boundaries. We believe in superior service for our customers and competitive rates for our product. Whenever possible required capital improvements will be revenue financed. We ask all our Owner/Users to help protect our water resources and learn and practice conservation methods as much as possible to help safeguard our way of life and our community's future."