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RAIN BIRD LAUNCHES NEW DIY BELOW GROUND DRIP IRRIGATION TUBING FOR HOMEOWNERS

New Professional Grade Rain Bird® Sub-Surface Emitter Tubing Uses Up to 70 Percent Less Water Compared to Traditional Irrigation

Tucson, AZ. (April 8, 2015) – Water is vital to the life of your garden and yard, yet gardeners often waste this precious resource. Whether your area is suffering from a drought or not, the new Rain Bird Sub-Surface Emitter Tubing with Copper Shield ™ Technology delivers the most efficient method of watering gardens, shrub areas and ground cover. When installed below ground, the system distributes water to the roots of every plant with 90 percent watering efficiency and eliminates runoff and evaporation in high sun and heat situations. Drip irrigation with Sub-Surface Emitter Tubing will yield up to 70 percent water savings versus traditional irrigation.

The patent pending Copper Shield Technology protects the emitter from root intrusion, creating a reliable, low maintenance irrigation system.  The 33 pressure compensating emitters provide even watering directly to the plants’ root systems along the entire 50’ of tubing.

The innovative tubing is long lasting, durable and resists UV damage and clogging, making it ideal for flower beds and organic gardening. The tubing importantly allows homeowners to enjoy and maintain their gardens without the visual barriers of any drip lines or sprinklers.

“This new system offers do-it-yourselfers a great water-saving method of keeping their gardens beautiful,” says Ray Peppiatt, Marketing Manager, Rain Bird Consumer Products Division. “This technology delivers water directly to the root of the plant, and continues Rain Bird’s commitment to develop products and technologies that use water efficiently.”

Rain Bird’s Sub-Surface Emitter Tubing retails for under $29 and is available now at major home improvement centers, hardware stores and online retailers. The copper colored tubing comes in packages of 50 linear feet and is capable of watering a typical raised bed garden, conveniently sourcing water from an existing drip line or any outdoor hose faucet. The system works both above and below mulch or ground.

For additional product information, visit www.rainbird.com.

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 homes, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments, universities, parks and farms, available in more than 130 countries. Rain Bird has been awarded over 450 patents worldwide, 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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