About

“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

Mission

ASIC is a society of professional irrigation consultants dedicated to representing the best interest of the client while advocating the responsible use and preservation of water resources.

Vision

ASIC strives to represent the most experienced and responsible irrigation professionals in the world. Its members facilitate successful water resource management through design expertise, client advocacy, public service, education, accreditation, and the promotion of allied green industry partnerships.

Organization

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.

Solutions

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

Water Conservation

Alternative Water Sources

Growth Opportunities

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Collaboration

Training & Education

Responsible Landscaping

Professionalism

Join ASIC Today

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.

If you’re already a member, consider joining a committee and getting involved with your community.

Our History

1916

John Brooks builds a brass pop up spray head.

1934

Rain Bird introduces the vertical impact drive sprinkler.

The sprinkler led to the pop up impact sprinkler, which revolutionized the landscape irrigation industry

1958

Paige was founded

They continue to lead the world in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of quality irrigation cables and electrical products.

1960

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.

1965

Chet Sarsfield launched Irrigation Technical Services (ITS)

Publications included the ABC's of Lawn Sprinkling and the Irrigation Technical Manual

1965

John T. and Allen J. Munro opened Munro Companies in Grand Junction, CO

They quickly became a pump authority in the Rocky Mountain Region.

1966

Toro introduces the first valve-in-head sprinkler

1969

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

Photo of Pat Collins taken two days before her husband Michael arrived on the moon.

1970

AISC has its inaugural meeting in San Francisco, CA

Russ Mitchell, FASIC is one of the founding members.

1971

AISC incorporated in the State of California

Roy Williams is elected for his second term as President of ASIC.

1972

Introduction of Texas Instrument SR-10 Calculator

It replaced the slide rule, and it cost $150 or $860 in today's dollars.

1976

Southern California Chapter of ASIC is formed

1976

NorCal Chapter meeting agenda

Dedication of the Roy WIlliams Memorial Garden.

1976

KCS Controller

Johns-Manville introduces the first solid state controller timer.

1977

Radio Shack TRS-80 and Apple IIe Introduced

1980

MCI was founded

They built their reputation on the principle "Meeting our customers' requirements, every requirement, every time."

1981

Hunter Industries is founded by Edwin J. Hunter

Ed Hunter was already a legend in the industry with over 150 patents to his name.

1984

Irrigation Design Assist Software (aka IDA) introduced

It was developed by Aqua Engineering, and the software ran on top of AutoCad.

1984

AutoCad R-9

Computer requirements were Windows 98 with 64SDRAM and 400Mhz. This is the first version that did not require a math co-processor

1990

AB 325, California's first Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance

John Blevens and Corbin Schneider served as members of the task force

1994

AutoCad R-13

First release to operate in Windows environment

1996

Tucor installed its first decoder controller

with a phone modem and Remote monitoring software

1998

15th Annual ASIC Conference, Santa Fe, NM

2001

Chet and Wanda Sarsfield retire as ASIC Executive Director and Secretary

2002

DIG first introduced the LEIT X product line

and has since released the LEIT XRC line, the LEIT 4000, the LEIT 2 ET and the LEIT 1 single-station controller

2003

PPS begins manufacturing modular pump station enclosure systems

2003

Golf Course Irrigation: Environmental Design and Management is published

authors are: James Barrett, FASIC; Brian Vinchesi, FASIC; Robert Dobson; Paul Roche; David Zoldoske

2005

Harco introduced patented swivel joint system,

providing quick and easy installation of lateral to main connections

2006

AutoCad dynamic block is introduced

2009

Stephen Smith, FASIC, starts his term as Irrigation Association President

Stephen also served as ASIC President in 1996-1998

2010

AB1881-- California MEWLO is updated

2013

Green Industry Hall of Fame Inductees

Dave Pagano, FASIC and Sue York are inducted. Tom Gentile will follow as a 2015 inductee

2016

Watertronics introduces Quickship Product Line

The Vertical Turbine and WaterMax 5000 Quickship offered high-quality designs, controls and functionality, but with faster delivery times

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