ACEC California member, Stantec was honored at the 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards for their partnership with the South San Joaquin Irrigation District on a new, completely pressurized irrigation system.
Stantec and the South San Joaquin Irrigation District teamed together to develop ed the system, providing some of the most water- efficient irrigation delivery in the agricultural industry. The new system gives growers individualized, automated irrigation access built on an easy to use mobile technology platform. The simple electronic platform requires only three steps to order, and can be done from any internet-connected device.
This efficient project saves over 12,000 acre feet of water per year, reducing on- farm water use 30% while simultaneously increasing crop yields by 30%. It reduces labor and management costs for both farmers and the District, reduces irrigation costs by 50%, and improves air quality across the grower area. An astounding success, with nearly 100% customer adoption, the District and Stantec are currently examining ways to significantly expand the system to the remainder of the District’s farmers. Stantec provided all of the technical expertise for this project, serving as the Engineer of Record for the Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Communication, Construction Management, Programming, System Integration, and Operational services.
“Every day these firms work in collaboration with public and private sectors and state and local agencies to help build a better California,” said Brad Diede ACEC California Executive Director. “It’s with great accolade that we honor their work.”
ACEC California project entries are accepted into one of 12 project categories and the winners were honored at a banquet in Sacramento. Stantec and the other Honor Award winning firms will have photographic panels on display at the Capitol, outside of the Governor’s office next week and in conjunction with National Engineers Week.