Rain Bird will be donating complete irrigation systems and equipment to support park renovations in the City of Los Angeles and Tucson, Arizona, in support of the 2013 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
The National Mayor’s Challenge For Water Conservation calls on U.S. residents in more than 1,000 cities to commit to reducing their water usage by up to 4 billion gallons (or roughly the equivalent of Minnesota’s 400 acre, 35 foot deep Lake Calhoun) — a commitment that could yield more than $9.5 million in residential cost savings over the next year in addition to enormous corresponding energy savings.
The Mayor’s Challenge was held through the month of April, and it is a competition of the nation’s city leaders to focus on reducing water use. Hundreds of prizes will be given, and winners will be announced this month.
Last year, Rain Bird provided irrigation and technical training to approximately 30 City of Los Angeles groundskeepers, 10 complete irrigation systems to support Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s pocket park initiative, as well as a state-of-the-art, sub-surface drip system to be tested by city officials as a potential new water saving irrigation technology for the city’s public green spaces.