About Us

Our Story

Since 1995, Water in Motion has helped clients be water efficient and environmentally friendly via planning, design and implementation of innovative approaches to water use in the outdoor living environment. We collaborate with engineering and design partners to design and implement solutions that actually work. Samples of our work include:

  • Feasibility studies for water-efficient innovation
  • Master Planning developments to accomplish low impact goals or mandates
  • Low Impact Design including compliance with green-build program objectives such as USGBC LEED® , Green Globes®, Sites®, US EPA WaterSense® New Homes and others
  • Landscape irrigation as a stormwater management tool
  • Rainwater harvest and reuse systems
  • Green roofs
  • BMP performance audits and verification
  • Landscape irrigation performance audits and recommendations
  • Assembly of post-construction stewardship programs to maximize the health and beauty of the outdoor living environment while reducing costs of labor, chemicals and water resources

Our approach includes incorporation of proven best practice-based design approaches and the latest technologies for efficient use or reuse of water and other inputs in the outdoor living environment. Our solutions enable those who develop or redevelop to achieve their goals while also complying with local low impact development (LID) mandates. Our team is available after project completion with services to measure and document performance of projects. We can help you assure your projects comply with water use and efficiency goals.

Our People

Our award-winning professionals are dedicated to excellence in every aspect of our work. We support our colleagues’ efforts to achieve industry-leading credentials. Our goal is to support our professional partners with the highest level of expertise and service in creating a more water-efficient world through outstanding irrigation and stormwater management.

Malooly Profile

Timothy Malooly

CID, CIC, CLIA, 2008 EPA WaterSense® Partner of the Year

Tim is a tireless advocate for efficient use of water in the outdoor living environment and is a national industry leader and sought-after speaker. In 2017, Tim received the MNLA Grow Results award for his commitment to the growth of Minnesota’s green industry and his numerous achievements in public affairs, locally and nationally. In 2008, Tim received the EPA WaterSense® Partner of the Year Award – the first individual to be so honored. Tim currently serves as vice president of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and has served on many boards and commissions, including chair of the first-ever national Landscape Sprinkler Standard consensus committee (ICC802-2014) and the nation-leading Minimal Impact Design Standards Workgroup whose work resulted in the Minnesota Stormwater Manual, one of North America’s most progressive guides to stormwater management. Tim is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds many certifications and licenses.

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Rich Koechlein

Landscape Architect

Rich brings to Water in Motion over 25 years of experience as a licensed landscape architect. He has worked on a variety of projects including education, athletics, water resource, commercial, residential, government, and roadways throughout the United States. Rich adds diverse skills including site planning, master planning, construction documentation, construction inspection, and graphics. Rich helped found the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and has been working on projects in Minneapolis and around the world.

Our Clients

Water in Motion is honored to work with a wide range of clients, including engineering and architecture firms, government organizations, landscape architects and installers, commercial properties, private residences, property developers and property managers. Below is a partial client list.

Engineering and Architecture Firms

Alliant Engineering Minneapolis, MN
Anderson Engineering Plymouth, MN
ATS&R Golden Valley, MN
BKBM Engineers Brooklyn Center, MN
CIVITAS, Inc. Denver, CO
CLR Design Philadelphia, PA
HGA Minneapolis, MN
HTPO Engineering Eden Prairie, MN
Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. St. Paul, MN
Larson Engineering White Bear Lake, MN
LKPB Engineers, Inc. St. Paul, MN
NOR-SON Wayzata, MN
Sathre-Bergquist, Inc. Wayzata, MN
SEH Minneapolis, MN
SRF Consulting Group, Inc. Plymouth, MN
Stantec Roseville, MN
Westwood Professional Group Eden Prairie, MN
Widseth Smith Nolting Rochester, MN
WSB & Associates Golden Valley, MN

Government Organizations

Anoka Ramsey Community College Cambridge, MN and Coon Rapids, MN
Cape Canaveral Nation Cemetery Cape Canaveral, FL
City of Apple Valley Apple Valley, MN
City of Chanhassen Chanhassen, MN
City of Maple Grove Maple Grove, MN
City of New Hope New Hope, MN
City of Plymouth Plymouth, MN
City of Richfield Richfield, MN
City of St. Paul Parks St. Paul, MN
City of Woodbury Woodbury, MN
Eagle Point National Cemetery Eagle Point, OR
Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport St. Paul, MN
Minneapolis Veterans Administration Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Department of Administration St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Department of Transportation St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Governor's Residence St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State Capitol St. Paul, MN
Minnetonka Public Schools Minnetonka, MN
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration Washington, DC
Washington County Woodbury, MN

Landscape Architects and/or Installers

Coen + Partners Minneapolis, MN
Curvature Landscapes Atlanta, GA
Damon Farber Associates Minneapolis, MN
Green-Dale Design Golden Valley, MN
Hartman Companies Victoria, MN
Landscape Architecture, Inc. St. Paul, MN
The Landschute Group Excelsior, MN
Oslund and Associates Minneapolis, MN

Property Development or Management Firms

CalAtlantic Homes (formerly Ryland Homes) Eden Prairie, MN
Community Development Golden Valley, MN
City Homes Design + Build, LLC Minneapolis, MN
Tradition Development Edina, MN
True Gravity Ventures Plymouth, MN
Rehbein Companies Blaine, MN
Streeter & Associates, Inc. Wayzata, MN
Westwood Professional Group Minneapolis, MN

Irrigation Installers or Consultants

Landscape Irrigation Solutions, Ltd. Calgary, Alberta Canada
Irrigation by Design, Inc. Plymouth, MN

Commercial and Public Projects

Anoka Ramsey Community College Cambridge, MN
Anoka Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN
Como Zoo St. Paul, MN
Dekalb High School Dekalb, IL
Good Samaritan Society Waconia, MN
Maple Grove Central Park Maple Grove, MN
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Eden Prairie, MN
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Chanhassen, MN
Minnesota State Fair Grounds Falcon Heights, MN
Minnesota Zoo Apple Valley, MN
Target Field (Minnesota Twins Ballpark Plaza) Minneapolis, MN
Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN
Wal-Mart Stores


Homeowner's Associations

Argenta Hills Lakeville, MN
Bearpath HOA Eden Prairie, MN
Blackstone Ponds Inver Grove Heights, MN
Carver Lake Townhomes Woodbury, MN
Case Avenue Townhomes St. Paul, MN
Cedar Pointe Homeowner Association Apple Valley, MN
Chadwick Park Homeowner Association Savage, MN
Club West Blaine, MN and Chaska, MN
Cobblestone Lake Apple Valley, MN
Crystal Bay HOA Prior Lake, MN
Dancing Waters Community Woodbury, MN
Devonwood Townhomes Homeowner Association Bloomington, MN
Hampton Hills HOA Plymouth, MN
Manor Homes of Edina Association Edina, MN
Medina Highlands HOA Medina, MN
Red Cedar Creek Chaska, MN
Regency Condos Mendota Heights, MN
Southwest Village Chanhassen, MN
Spirit of Brandtjen Farm Lakeville, MN
Territory HOA Prior Lake, MN
Waterford Townhomes Shorewood Shorewood, MN
Waters Edge Hugo, MN
Wickford Village HOA Brooklyn Park, MN
Wyndemere Farms Lifestyle Homeowner Association Plymouth, MN

Contact us to learn more about our effective water management systems. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are proud to create a more water-efficient world with clients both nationally and internationally.