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RAIN BIRD INTRODUCES NEW DRAINAGE PRODUCT LINE

New product line extends tradition of providing contractors with durable, trouble-free water management solutions

TUCSON, Ariz. (November 19, 2012) Many residential, commercial and municipal sites struggle with drainage issues. Poor drainage leads to standing or rushing water, which can damage landscapes and cause structural damage to homes and businesses alike. Furthermore, the popularity of water harvesting has placed greater emphasis on capturing this water and re-using it for landscape irrigation. Now, Rain Bird is making it easier for contractors to provide an effective and efficient water management solution by introducing a new line of drainage products. These products are designed to both efficiently manage excess water and, if desired, harvest it for future re-use on the landscape.

“Because both drainage and irrigation are integral to efficient, environmentally-friendly water management, creating a drainage product line was a logical next step for Rain Bird,” said Don Clark, principal product manager for Rain Bird. “Our new products don’t just provide effective drainage solutions—placing these products strategically throughout a site can also help environmentally-conscious customers capture water for future irrigation use. It’s another example of how we’re encouraging The Intelligent Use of Water™.”

Rain Bird’s new drainage product line includes drainage grates, catch basins, pop-up valves and basin adapters and accessories, all available in multiple sizes, shapes and styles to meet any landscape drainage need. Grates are available in green, black, sand or gray colors to easily blend into any area of the landscape. All components are constructed to exacting tolerances to assure consistent, worry-free connections when used together. Rain Bird’s drainage products are also compatible with components from most other leading manufacturers, saving the day when a particular site needs an easy upgrade or fast replacement.

When it comes to sales and service, Rain Bird stands behind its drainage products. Because they’re ruggedly constructed from the highest-quality materials, all products in the line come with a three-year warranty—the longest in the drainage product category. Purchases from the new product line also qualify for Rain Bird® Rewards points for those contractors participating in the Rain Bird® Rewards loyalty program. When questions or concerns arise, a Rain Bird water management expert is available to help—unlike competing companies who outsource their drainage sales and service. Rain Bird’s commitment to its customers even extends to training, with drainage classes available for individuals of all skill levels through Rain Bird Academy.

“Rain Bird has always been in the business of helping its customers use water wisely,” Clark added. “Our new drainage product line draws upon our decades of irrigation and water management expertise to provide contractors and their customers with durable, trouble-free solutions to their water management needs.”

For more information about Rain Bird’s drainage product line, visit www.rainbird.com, contact your local Rain Bird Representative or distributor or call 1-800-RAIN BIRD.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD CORPORATION:

Headquartered in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. From simple beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird now offers the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes, available in more than 130 countries. Rain Bird has been awarded hundreds of patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird’s philosophy called The Intelligent Use of Water™ is about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities around the world. www.rainbird.com.

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