Rain Bird donation helps parks conserve water

April 30, 2013 -  By

Rain Bird has announced it will donate, as part of the 2013 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, complete irrigation systems and equipment to support renovations to parks in Tucson, Arizona, and Los Angeles, Calif.

The company will work with city officials to design and install water-saving irrigation system in parks that are undergoing renovations. Initial donations will support renovations at Tucson’s Tourney Park and Wall Street Park in South Los Angeles, with future support for remodeling efforts at Drum Barracks Park and Devonshire-Arleta Park, both in the Los Angeles area.

The 2013 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition among the nation’s city leaders meant to inspire residents to reduce water use throughout April. The cities with the highest percentage of residents taking the challenge will be named 2013 Water Challenge winners. Participants in each of the winning cities will be eligible to win hundreds of environmentally friendly prizes, including custom-designed Rain Bird irrigation systems.

Rain Bird joins program partners the Wyland Foundation, Toyota, the United States Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense, National League of Cities, DC Water, Lowe’s home improvement stores, the U.S. Forest Service and CH2M Hill Watermatch.

“We applaud all of the participants in this national challenge who are collectively coming together to help raise the awareness of the need to conserve water,” said Dave Johnson, director of corporate marketing, Rain Bird. “Our involvement in this program underscores our commitment to our Intelligent Use of Water philosophy, which is instilled into every facet of our operations, products and technologies. Both Los Angeles and Tucson are home to Rain Bird’s largest facilities, and we are proud to support local parks and recreation departments in their goals to conserve water use.”

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