20 YEARS: Home sweet home

Water & Ice owner Tonya Thompson [Victor Moreno]

Maricopa Water and Ice, located in the Bashas’ shopping center, is a family-owned business that started in 2004.

Owner Tonya Thompson was born and raised in Arizona. Her family moved to Maricopa when she was 2 years old.

“I love my hometown and the people who live here,” Thompson said. “My customers are like family to me.”

Maricopa Water and Ice is known for its quality drinking water through reverse osmosis, alkaline water and ice. It also sells customer favorites like Thrifty ice cream, soft-serve ice cream, fresh fruit smoothies, protein and antioxidant add-ins, and your favorite nostalgic candy at family-friendly prices.

Maricopa Water and Ice supports the community by donating water and ice for local sports teams and city events.

As Maricopa grows, Thompson continues to give back to her community. She partnered with Safe House founder Jelani Elliot to provide a fun and non-judgmental environment for teens at her store every month.

“I am truly blessed that I can provide a much-needed service to my community,” Thompson said. “I look forward to continuing to evolve and grow with this community that I love.”


The October edition of InMaricopa Magazine is in Maricopa mailboxes and available online.