Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District (CMID) serves the agricultural irrigation needs of the Marana, Avra Valley and Cortaro communities. The District owns approximately 65 miles of pipelines and concrete canals, providing irrigation water to more than 10,000 acres of farmland. The District also offers water storage and non-potable service within its service area.
Originally created to protect valuable water resources, the District continues a long-standing tradition of providing irrigation water to area farmlands, in addition to water storage and non-potable water to various regions of the northern Marana area.
The District works closely with other governmental agencies, including Pima Association of Governments, City of Tucson, Town of Marana, the Bureau of Land Management and other organizations, including the Arizona Municipal Power Users’ Association and the Colorado River Water Users’ Association. The District is committed to achieving maximum yield while following strict water conservation and protection guidelines.
CMID is an essential part of the local community, providing resources to enhance a unique agricultural and residential area that includes Gladden Farms and other master-planned communities within its service area. Our efforts to ensure the viability of farming through water stewardship also provides a distinctive quality of life, blending a long, rich history of agriculture with the evolving needs of the residents in the area.