Mar 16, 2011

Pentair Donates to Relief Efforts in Japan

Donation will help provide portable water filtration systems

Following the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, Pentair Inc., in coordination with its foundation, is immediately donating $200,000 to fund portable water treatment systems and related supplies to the devastated area of Japan in addition to supporting local organizations.

Pentair's donation will support the company's charitable partner, Water Missions International (WMI), which is sending 14 Living Water Treatment Systems (LWTS) to the ravaged area. The systems are capable of producing 200,000 gal of potable water per day, serving the drinking water needs of approximately 65,000 people.

Each LWTS employs a multi-stage filtering system that reduces disease by removing waterborne pathogens, which can cause diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and hepatitis. The LWTS operates from any surface water.

"We know water is a fundamental and immediate need following disasters such as the enormity of this one in Japan. By partnering with WMI, we are able to help get clean, filtered water to people as quickly as possible," said Randall J. Hogan, chairman and CEO of Pentair.

The systems currently are being shipped and installed in coordination with WMI.