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Contest attracted nearly 1,500 entries, saved over 215 million gallons of water

TUCSON, Ariz. (October 29, 2013) In July, Rain Bird kicked off Project PRS, an initiative that encouraged irrigation professionals to install pressure-regulating irrigation system components to help their clients use less water. Participating contractors could then enter a special Project PRS contest, sharing data about the sites where they installed these components.

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Rain Bird will announce the Project PRS grand prize winner at the Irrigation Show in Austin, Texas. The announcement will take place at 11:45 AM at the Rain Bird booth, #1521. Members of the media and all other Irrigation Show participants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Rain Bird is flying the top three water-saving contractors from Project PRS to the Irrigation Show in Austin, TX. The contractor who saved the most water will win the grand prize, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, courtesy of Rain Bird. The three Project PRS finalists are:

  • Melanie Chafin, Treasure Coast Irrigation, Hobe Sound, FL
  • Robert Murphy, Lawn Systems, Inc., Fenton, MO
  • Rich Olivas, Silverwood Landscape, Costa Mesa, CA

Throughout Project PRS, contractors could visit a special website,, to enter the contest and get useful tools and information about pressure regulation. The site included videos, a Twitter feed featuring tweets with the hashtag #ProjectPRS, water-savings calculators and site reports. Every other week, Rain Bird announced a winner based on water savings who received a $500 credit valid for use at their local Rain Bird distributor.

“We're very pleased with the way that contractors embraced the spirit of Project PRS,” said Shannon Geno, product manager for Rain Bird rotors. “We received nearly 1,500 entries from contractors all across the United States who reported saving an amazing total of 215,485,448 gallons of water since July 1, 2013. These contractors are not only helping their customers—they’re also helping illustrate the important fact that pressure-regulating sprays and rotors can save huge amounts of water over time.”

For more information about Project PRS, visit To learn more about the many products that Rain Bird manufactures for the residential, commercial, golf and agriculture markets, visit


Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe. Rain Bird has been awarded more than 450 patents worldwide, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird and The Intelligent Use of Water™ are 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 assembly facilities in the United States, France, and Mexico.

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