Following the devastating earthquake on January 12, global water solutions provider Pentair Inc. is immediately donating $200,000 to fund portable water treatment systems and related supplies to Haiti. Working in coordination with its foundation, and its charitable partner, Water Missions International, Minneapolis-based Pentair is providing 10 Living Water Treatment Systems and five chlorinators. These water systems can provide potable drinking water to approximately 100,000 people daily.
Each water-treatment system can operate from any surface water and helps reduces disease by removing waterborne pathogens, which can cause diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and hepatitis. The chlorinators are designed for use in shallow wells where water is clear, but may still be contaminated.
“With the significance and breadth of the recent earthquake in Haiti, we know water is a fundamental and immediate need,” said Randall Hogan, chairman and CEO of Pentair. “By partnering with WMI, we are able to help get clean, filtered water to people as quickly as possible.”
The systems are currently being shipped and installed in coordination with WMI who have personnel on site.