“We are a close and dynamic industry. Irrigation educators and practitioners are hungry for innovative ideas and technology that can be brought to bear affordably. That’s what drew me to ASIC in the 1980s – steadfast commitment to exploring and sharing irrigation innovation. The Society has always directed an unblinking focus on water conservation and unbiased, third-party support to clientele.”
– Stephen Smith, PhD, FASIC
Who We Are
ASIC is a group of irrigation professionals and green industry representatives. We are a unique resource focused on the business and the professional development aspects of irrigation consulting.
ASIC promotes the role of the Professional Irrigation Consultant and the professionalism of all our members through education and networking opportunities.
Our Core Values
Protecting Public Health
Utilize Leading Technologies
Alternative Water Sources
Training & Education
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ASIC is a unique resource focused on the business and the professional development aspects of irrigation consulting. Becoming a member of our association will provide you with the opportunity to network and learn from industry-leading irrigation design professionals; while enjoying professional interaction and group camaraderie not found in other associations.
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Rain Bird introduces the vertical impact drive sprinkler
The sprinkler led to the pup up impact sprinkler, which revolutionized the landscape irrigation industry.
Paige was founded
They continue to lead the world in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of quality irrigation cables and electrical products.
Associated Irrigation Consultants is established
Bob Cloud sets up his company in Los Angeles, which is believed to be the first independent consulting firm in the US.
Chet Sarsfield launched Irrigation Technical Services (ITS)
Publications included the ABC’s of Lawn Sprinkling and the Irrigation Technical Manual.
John T. and Allen J. Munro opened Munro Companies in Grand Junction, CO
They quickly became a pump authority in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Apollo 11 lands on the moon
Photo of Pat Collins taken two days before her husband Michael arrived on the moon.
AISC has its inaugural meeting in San Francisco, CA
Russ Mitchell, FASIC is one of the founding members.
AISC incorporated in the State of California
Roy Williams is elected for his second term as President of ASIC.
Introduction of Texas Instrument SR-10 Calculator
It replaced the slide rule, and it cost $150 or $860 in today’s dollars.
MCI was founded
They built their reputation on the principle “Meeting our customers’ requirements, every requirement, every time.”
Hunter Industries is founded by Edwin J. Hunter
Ed Hunter was already a legend in the industry with over 150 patents to his name.
Irrigation Design Assist Software (aka IDA) introduced
It was developed by Aqua Engineering, and the software ran on top of AutoCad.
Computer requirements were Windows 98 with 64SDRAM and 400Mhz. This is the first version that did not require a math co-processor.
AB 325, California’s first Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
John Blevens and Corbin Schneider served as members of the task force.
DIG first introduced the LEIT X product line
Since then they have released the LEIT XRC line, the LEIT 4000, the LEIT 2 ET and the LEIT 1 single-station controller.
Golf Course Irrigation: Environmental Design and Management is published
Authors are: James Barrett, FASIC; Brian Vinchesi, FASIC; Robert Dobson; Paul Roche; David Zoldoske.
Harco introduced patented swivel joint system
It provided quick and easy installation of lateral to main connections.
Stephen Smith, FASIC, starts his term as Irrigation Association President
Stephen also served as ASIC President in 1996-1998.
Green Industry Hall of Fame Inductees
Dave Pagano, FASIC and Sue York are inducted. Tom Gentile will follow as a 2015 inductee.
Watertronics introduces Quickship Product Line
The Vertical Turbine and WaterMax 5000 Quickship offered high-quality designs, controls and functionality, but with faster delivery times.