Project PRS launched in honour of Smart Irrigation Month
Rain Bird has launched a new initiative aimed at educating and informing professionals and homeowners about the water-saving benefits of pressure-regulating irrigation system components. The initiative, dubbed Project PRS, kicked off on July 1, 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month officially began.

Most people are quite aware of the pressure-regulating products available for use inside the home, like showerheads and toilets. However, most are unaware of the availability and benefits of pressure-regulating products designed for outdoor use.

Project PRS is designed to engage both irrigation professionals and homeowners. A special website, www.rainbird.com/prs, will feature useful tools that explain the importance or pressure-regulating irrigation sprays and rotors. The site will include videos, a Twitter feed featuring tweets with the hashtag #ProjectPRS, water-savings calculators and site reports. The mobile-enhanced site will also feature a special online contest just for irrigation professionals.

Beginning July 1 and ending on October 4, 2013, contractors can enter the Project PRS contest by sharing data about sites where they’ve installed pressure-regulating components, with water-savings being the ultimate goal. Every other week throughout the contest, Rain Bird will announce a winner based on water savings from PRS technology to receive a $500 credit valid for use at their local Rain Bird distributor. Following the contest’s conclusion, Rain Bird will announce the names of the three finalists whose sites saved the most water thanks to the use of pressure-regulating sprays and rotors.

“Rain Bird will fly the three finalists to the 2013 Irrigation Association Show that will be held from November 6-7 in Austin, TX,” said Tom Kundrat, spokesperson for Rain Bird. “We’ll announce the first place winner during a press conference at the show, and that person will receive a free trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.”

Rain Bird will also host a Project PRS Facebook giveaway for homeowners during Smart Irrigation Month. Participants simply need to “like” Rain Bird on Facebook and complete a brief entry form. Each Friday during July, Rain Bird will randomly choose a winner from all contest entries. Winners will receive enough pressure-regulating sprays and rotors to upgrade their home irrigation systems.