Released on: October 21, 2008, 12:09 pm

Press Release Author: ConservCo Water Conservation Products

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: Water Theft on the Rise - ConservCo Hose Bib Lock Prevents
Crime, Vandalism

Press Release Body: RENO, NV October 21, 2008 Water theft used to be a rare crime
that occurred only in rural areas. Few often noticed or cared about it. But as
drought conditions have plagued dozens of states, from the Pacific Northwest to the
Southeast, water theft has become considerably more common. As a result, ConservCo
Water Conservation Products, LLC recently introduced a Hose Bibb Lock designed to
protect any standard " outdoor faucet or hose spigot.

"Early last year we began to get calls from City Managers, apartment building
owners, and consumers asking if we had a solution to prevent people from stealing
their water," said Lauren Sellyei, President of ConservCo. "It has apparently
become a very serious problem wherever water restrictions are in place," added
Sellyei. The ConservCo Hose Bibb Lock is designed to prevent water theft.

ConservCo's Hose Bib Lock is made up of a brass fitting assembly that screws
securely onto the end of any standard garden hose bibb, yard hydrant, or vacuum
breaker. A plated brass cover is placed over the fitting, and locked with any
commercial padlock. The cover and padlock spin freely around the fitting, making
the lock impossible to remove.

The Hose Bibb Lock also prevents water from flowing even if the handle is turned to
the full open position. This is because it creates a watertight seal when secured
in place. "We learned from customers that vandals sometimes turn water on at schools
or Public Park and allow it to run for days on end. We also heard stories about
kids putting garden hoses through mail slots and turning on the water. In either
case, the ConservCo Hose Bibb Lock can prevent thousands of dollars of damage," said

The ConservCo Hose Bibb Lock is available at Ace Hardware and other plumbing,
irrigation, and hardware retailers. More information is available at

About ConservCo

ConservCo is one of America's premier manufacturers and distributors of water
conservation products. Its products are sold worldwide. ConservCo is headquartered
at 550 West Plumb Lane, Suite B-147, in Reno, Nevada 89509. The company can be
reached at (775) 747-3333. Fax: (860) 540-8762. Website:

Web Site:

Contact Details: Tony Termini
ConservCo Water Conservation Products
550 West Plumb Lane, Suite B-147
Reno, Nevada 89509
(775) 747-3333
Fax: (860) 540-8762
Cell: (775) 338-4446

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