Rain Bird Showcases the Intelligent Use of Water as the Exclusive Irrigation Provider for the 2008 Golf Magazine® Dream House : Rain Bird's Water-Efficient Sprinkler And Drip Irrigation System To Keep The Landscape Surrounding This Golfer's Paradise Beautiful Through Effective, Efficient Responsible Water Use

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Rain Bird®, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, announced today that it is the exclusive provider of the sprinkler and drip irrigation system for the 2008 GOLF Magazine Dream House. Located at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs near Greenville SC, the stunning five bedroom/five bathroom golfer’s paradise embraces its location on a 1.32-acre home site that overlooks the 6th, 12th greens and 13th tee of the Tom Fazio designed Keowee Springs golf course.

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More and more homeowners are realizing that keeping their landscapes healthy and beautiful by using an automatic irrigation system is an environmentally responsible alternative to dragging hoses and wasting water.

As the premier presenter of the 2008 GOLF Magazine Dream House, Rain Bird's water-efficient sprinkler and drip irrigation system will keep the 5,177- square-foot home's diverse landscape looking beautiful and healthy all year long, while using water in the most effective, efficient and responsible manner possible.

"Beneath the luxurious exterior of this Dream House is a very important message that environmental responsibility needs to extend beyond the four walls of a home and into the surrounding landscape through the use of water-efficient automatic sprinkler and drip irrigation systems," said Dave Johnson, director of corporate marketing at Rain Bird. "More and more homeowners are realizing that keeping their landscapes healthy and beautiful by using an automatic irrigation system is an environmentally responsible alternative to dragging hoses and wasting water."

With a commitment to developing water-efficient products for the diverse landscaping needs of every homeowner, Rain Bird was chosen by GOLF Magazine to develop a comprehensive system designed to deliver the exact amount of water to each of the home's landscape zones, meeting the watering needs of the home's diverse landscaping while complementing the home's environmentally responsible design.

Rain Bird's water-efficient system utilizes state-of-the-art automatic controllers, valves, rotors, spray heads and drip components to meet the watering needs of the home's turf and plant areas. Included in the design of the system:

Rain Bird ESP Modular Controllers for easy programming of specific watering schedules with the push of a few buttons. Rain Bird ASVF Series and DV Series Valves to ensure reliable delivery of water to each of the landscape zones. Rain Bird 1800 Series and UNI-Spray Series Spray Heads, providing unmatched resistance to grit, pressure and the environmental factors that can alter performance and overall water savings. Rain Bird 5000 Pressure Regulating Stem (PRS) Rotors that offer durability, Rain Curtain nozzle performance, flow shut-off and top adjustment convenience for maximum distribution uniformity and proven water savings up to 45 percent. Rain Bird XF Series Dripline and XPCN Low-Volume Nozzles that minimize runoff and eliminate over-spray onto windows, walks or streets, making them the product of choice for small, narrow and tight planting areas. Designed by Greenville, S.C. architect and builder Allora, LLC, the Dream Home includes all of the features expected in a luxurious house such as an innovative open floor plan full of natural light, gracious indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas, an inspiring custom gourmet kitchen, terrace level billiards and gaming rooms as well as a golf simulator where players use exclusive real-time, seamless ball flight to compete on the world's best courses without ever leaving their home. Designed in accordance with today's environmental needs in mind, the home also features tank-less water heaters, recycled cellulose fiber insulation, unique garage space designed for compact, low-speed electric vehicles for use inside the community in addition to the water saving sprinkler and drip irrigation system by Rain Bird.

ABOUT 2008 GOLF MAGAZINE DREAM HOUSE

The 2008 GOLF Magazine Dream House is a stunning 5,177- square-foot, five bedroom/five bathroom luxury retreat overlooking the new Tom Fazio championship golf course at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs near Greenville SC. The home, designed by Greenville, S.C. architect and builder Allora, LLC, incorporates environmentally conscious products to work inside the natural environment, as well as high-end amenities, including a 350 square foot full swing golf simulator. The home is currently offered at $2,950,000 and includes all furnishings.

ABOUT RAIN BIRD CORPORATION

Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the 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 world. Rain Bird has been awarded more than 130 patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird and 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 assembly facilities in the United States, France, Sweden and Mexico. http://www.rainbird.com

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