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Rain Bird New CLCA Water Management Certification Program Partner

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is pleased to welcome the Rain Bird Corporation as a new Water Management Certification Program Partner. CLCA's Water Management Certification Program helps green industry professionals meet the need to reduce landscape water usage by meeting a water budget.  This certification program stresses performance. Participants not only take a written test, they are also required to manage at least one property to a water budget for one year to achieve certification and to submit an irrigation system audit.  Participants are then required to continue to maintain a property to a water budget to continue their certification. CLCA's Water Management Certification carries the WaterSense Label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is also approved for continuing education units by PLANET.
"The need to conserve water has never been greater and Rain Bird is dedicated to the Intelligent Use of Water®, not only through our irrigation products but through our other many activities and programs, such as the IUOW Awards program for deserving water conservation projects.  We want to do more and as part of our commitment to water savings, we are pleased to become a CLCA Water Management Certification Program Partner.  The global shortage of water is a problem that impacts us all and together we can make a difference!" said Dave Johnson, Rain Bird's Director of Corporate Marketing.
"We are excited that Rain Bird has chosen to become a new program partner and just in time to be part of a special display at our Landscape Industry Show February 1-2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. CLCA's Water Management Certification Program Partners (Founding Partners, Ewing, Hunter, and Toro in collaboration with Charter Partners, Horizon, John Deere Landscapes and Rain Bird) will be exhibiting some of the latest in water management technology in a special display showcasing the latest in water saving and reuse technology. Attendees will see on-site water collection and re-use, permeable pavers, advances in low-volume and sub-surface irrigation, high efficiency overhead sprinklers and more.  This year's show is all about technology," said David Silva, Program Manager for CLCA's Water Management Certification Program.
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 hundreds of patents, 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. Visit www.rainbird.com to learn more.

Launched in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA-sponsored partnership program that seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient products, programs, and practices.  In order to become a WaterSense irrigation partner, professionals in the industry must first become certified through a WaterSense labeled certification program. This process helps ensure that WaterSense irrigation partners are trained on designing, installing, and maintaining water-efficient irrigation systems.
CLCA's Water Management Certification Program offers tests and trainings throughout the state of California.  For more information or to register for the Certification Program, please contact David Silva at 916-830-2780 or email at davidsilva@clca.org.  A test will also be conducted in English and Spanish at CLCA's upcoming Landscape Industry Show on February 2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center http://www.clca.us/lis/.  For more information about the Water Management Certification Program please go to: http://clca.us/water/.

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