The Pentair donation will support the company’s charitable partner, Water Missions International (WMI), which is sending 14 Living Water Treatment Systems (LWTS) to Japan. The systems can produce 200 000 gallons of potable water per day, serving the drinking water needs of approximately 65 000 people.
Each LWTS employs a multi-stage filtering system that removes waterborne pathogens, which can cause diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and hepatitis. The LWTS operates from any surface water ponds, lakes, streams etc. The systems are currently being shipped and installed in coordination with WMI.
“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 Hogan, chairman and CEO of Pentair.