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Homeowners Now Able To Tap Into Water Savings This Summer with Rain Bird’s Automated Electronic Garden Hose Sprinkler Timer

Battery Powered Garden Hose Sprinkler Timer Simplifies Your Watering Tasks By Transforming Ordinary Hose Faucets into Intelligent Water Management Systems For The Lawn and Garden

AZUSA, CALIF. - (March 20, 2012) – Delivering a new level of simplicity and efficiency to residential lawns and gardens this summer, Rain Bird’s Electronic Garden Hose Sprinkler Timer instantly converts ordinary outdoor hose faucets into automated water saving sprinkler systems that deliver greener results with less water.  Providing one-touch access to many of the same water-saving features found in Rain Bird’s industry leading line of traditional “wall-mounted” sprinkler controllers, the battery-powered hose end timer easily attaches to an outdoor faucet, enabling every homeowner to save time, money and water by “Going Automatic” this summer.

Ideal for use with drip irrigation systems, soaker hoses and hose end sprinklers, Rain Bird’s Electronic Garden Hose Sprinkler Timer combines rugged dependability with a powerful set of water-saving features to deliver healthier landscapes and worry-free watering convenience all season long. 

Equipped with an extra large LCD readout screen and a wide-grip programming dial that makes it easy to set and review watering schedules, the hose end timer gives homeowners the ability to schedule two daily watering sessions, program individual watering days, instantly override watering schedules using the “Cancel Watering” and “Water Now” buttons, and delay watering by up to 96 hours using the built-in “Rain Delay” feature.

“When we set out to develop a garden hose sprinkler timer, our focus was on helping homeowners better maintain their lawn and garden by creating a product that is not only a timer, but is also water management system that utilizes some of the same water-saving technology found in our more advanced irrigation controllers,” said Mark Keller, product manager at Rain Bird. “Anyone that enjoys working in the yard and garden will agree that keeping up with watering schedules can be a burden when the weather starts to warm and landscapes demand more regular watering. With the hose end timer, homeowners can trust that the lawn and garden is automatically getting the right amount of water at the right time, every time.”

The Rain Bird Garden Hose Sprinkler Timer has a suggested retail price under $50 and is available at home improvement stores nationwide.  Visit for more information.

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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 farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes, 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.

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