Water Concern Wins 2020 Excellence in Irrigation Award

May 26, 2020 | News

American Society of Irrigation Consultants has announced its 2020 Excellence in Irrigation Honor Award Winner. Water Concern, Ltd., Rancho Santa Margarita, California, received an Honor Award in the Commercial and Public Works (large projects) category for the Offices at Santa Clara Square project. The project was cited and awarded for work with an ASIC Professional in addressing unique or critical irrigation challenges. The award was slated to be presented during the 2020 ASIC National Conference Awards Banquet that has since been rescheduled due to COVID-19. Steven Hohl, FASIC, Water Concern, will be officially presented with the award during the 2021 National Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Excellence in Irrigation award winners are selected based on the quality of project planning, design functionalism, environmental responsibility, and relevance. The projects are independently judged by a jury of knowledgeable and nationally recognized members of academia, irrigation consultants, industry members, or public agency officials who look for evidence of unique problem solving forward-thinking water resource management solutions, and clarity in presentation.

A profile and photographs of the winning project, including a list of previous year’s winners, are available at asic.org.

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American Society of Irrigation Consultants 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.


Water Concern is excited and honored to be the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Irrigation Honor Award from the American Society of Irrigation Consultants.

We collaborated with the Irvine Company to create a custom system to blend potable and recycled water to minimize salts and chlorides for irrigating large specimen Redwoods that were preserved at a new office campus in Santa Clara. This also allowed the system to stay within the water allotment per the Model Water Efficiency Landscape Ordinance.

The tree health has improved, and it is all about the trees…

We would like to acknowledge the Irvine Company, Burton Studio, Garn Wallace with Wallace Labs, Daryl Green with Green Product Sales, and Brightview Landscape for their efforts and collaboration in making this system a reality.

Steve Hohl, FASIC, CID

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