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Pentair to Provide Relief Efforts for Water Systems in Haiti

January 15, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the reports of municipal water supplies cut off in the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the need for water is crucial. Pentair, Inc., a global water solutions provider, in coordination with its Foundation, is immediately donating $200,000 to fund portable water treatment systems and related supplies to Haiti. Working with the company's charitable partner, Water Missions International (WMI), Pentair is able to provide 10 Living Water Treatment Systems (LWTS) and five chlorinators. These water systems can provide potable drinking water to approximately 100,000 total people daily.

Each LWTS employs a multi-stage filtering system that reduces disease by removing waterborne pathogens, which can cause diarrhea, dysentery, cholera and hepatitis. The LWTS operates from any surface water - ponds, lakes, streams, etc. Chlorinators are for use 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.

Pentair ( is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, 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 protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2008 revenues of $3.35 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide.

About Water Missions International
Water Missions International is a nonprofit organization that provides clean, safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas through a variety of technologies. The organization's goal is to provide sustainable access to safe drinking water.

SOURCE: Pentair, Inc.

Pentair Contacts:
Todd Gleason, 763-656-5570
Vice President Corporate Communications
Betsy Day, 763-656-5537
Mobile: 763-267-2437
Corporate Communications Manager
Water Missions International Contact:
Lindsay Wine, 843-769-7395
Communications Specialist
Cell: 843-442-4401