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Pentair to Install Water Filtration Systems, Reduce Use of Bottled Water at Its Major Facilities

September 10, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 10, 2008--Pentair, Inc. (NYSE:PNR) announced today that the company will no longer provide bottled water at its major facilities by Sept. 1, 2009, and instead will provide premium water filtered by the company's Everpure systems for employees.

The plan is being implemented in approximately 50 Pentair facilities worldwide. Some facilities, including Pentair's Minneapolis headquarters, already have made the switch to Everpure-filtered tap water.

"Pentair's Everpure filtration systems produce high-quality, great-tasting water. Eliminating bottled water provides significant economic and environmental benefits, including a significant reduction in waste," said Randall J. Hogan, president and chief executive officer. "As a leader in the water-treatment industry, this transition is logical for our company and our employees."

Pentair's conversion plan will eliminate all company-provided bottles at its largest facilities: to put the potential savings into perspective, tap water costs are slightly more than $2 per 1,000 gallons, according to the EPA. If a quarter-gallon bottle of water costs $1, that's $4,000 for 1,000 gallons of bottled water.

About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( is a diversified operating company headquartered in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2007 revenues of $3.30 billion, Pentair employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide.

About Everpure

Everpure (, a brand in the Pentair Water portfolio, is a leading foodservice industry supplier, has been manufacturing commercial water filtration solutions and services worldwide. Known since 1933 for its top of the line commercial water filtration products, Everpure is the first company to bring a full suite of commercial-grade products to the residential market.

CONTACT: Pentair, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Todd Gleason, 763-656-5570
Corporate Communications:
Rachael Jarosh, 763-656-5280

SOURCE: Pentair, Inc.