DELAVAN, Wis., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As clean water grows increasingly scarce globally, more and more businesses are adopting plans to harvest rainwater locally. Recognizing this need for improved water conservation in both new and existing building projects, Pentair (NYSE: PNR) and Watertronics have combined forces to educate architects, consultants and engineering firms on how they can provide innovative rainwater harvesting systems that result in the health of plants and landscaping, and in year-round savings through reduced municipal water needs for their clients.
In support of this initiative, a new content rich website has been launched – http://www.rainwaterinnovation.com – which includes case studies, white papers, video content and more. Featuring Watertronic's advanced SkyHarvester Water Conservation Systems, the new website provides useful information on single-source solutions for every step of the water management cycle, from system design and manufacturing to installation supervision and long-term support.
A case study featured on the website details the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee project developed by Watertronics engineers in 2010 to reduce a residence hall's municipal water usage for irrigation by nearly 100 percent. "The custom SkyHarvester system we installed collects 11,000 gallons of water on a single one inch rain event, supplying two weeks of irrigation and reducing potable water consumption." according to Ken Sieth, director of engineering for Watertronics.
Pentair's interest in water conservation goes beyond being a major component supplier, demonstrating its commitment to long term sustainable water conservation in its home state of Minnesota. As a one of the highest-profile sustainable water solutions in sports, Pentair partnered with the major league baseball Minnesota Twins in 2010 to develop and install the ballpark's innovative Rain Water Recycle System (RWRS). The RWRS captures, conserves and reuses rain water for irrigating the playing field and washing down the stadium seats, thereby reducing the ballpark's need for municipal water by over 50 percent. This effort helped the ballpark to qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and saves more than two million gallons of water annually.
"Water scarcity is a fact we all face in the 21st century, and as the building market regains its footing over the next several years, we feel it is our corporate responsibility to sponsor and support building initiatives that are rooted foundationally in sustainable design. Collaboration with like minded companies like Watertronics will enable us to play a vital role in advancing the building industry toward an environmentally healthy future," said Michael Betker, vertical marketing manager for Pentair.
About Pentair, Inc.
Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pentair Water and Fluid Solutions is a leading provider of innovative water and fluid processing products and solutions used in a wide range of applications. Pentair Technical Products is a leading provider of products that enclose and protect some of the world's most sensitive electronics and electrical equipment, ensuring their safe, secure and reliable performance. With 2011 revenues of $3.5 billion, Pentair employs over 15,000 people worldwide.
Watertronics, a division of Lindsay Corporation, is a global manufacturer of custom pump stations, from 20 to 100,000 gallons per minute. Based in Hartland, Wis., Watertronics has been designing and manufacturing water technology equipment for golf, landscape, municipal and agricultural use for over 30 years. The SkyHarvester division offers a single-source solution for commercial rainwater harvesting systems that significantly reduce their municipal water consumption. Additional information can be found at www.watertronics.com.
Pentair: Mike Bothwell, [email protected], PH: 262-728-7224
Watertronics: Mike Warren, [email protected], PH: 262-367-1484