Pentair donates portable water treatment systems to Haiti

Working with its charitable partner, Water Missions International (WMI), Pentair will provide 10 Living Water Treatment Systems (LWTS) and five chlorinators. These water systems can provide potable drinking water to approximately 100 000 people daily.

Each LWTS employs a multi-stage filtering system that reduces disease by removing waterborne pathogens, which can cause diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera and hepatitis. The LWTS operates from any surface water - ponds, lakes, streams etc. The chlorinators will be used with shallow wells where the water is clear and does not require filtration, but could still be contaminated.

“With the significance and breadth of the recent earthquake in Haiti, we know water is a fundamental and immediate need. By partnering with WMI, we are able to help get clean, filtered water to people as quickly as possible,” said Randall Hogan, chairman and CEO, Pentair.

The systems are currently being shipped and installed in coordination with WMI who have personnel on site in Haiti.