Borrowing a page from the “Cash for Clunkers” car program, ITT Flowtronex is offering a 10-percent factory-direct cash rebate for the replacement of old and inefficient irrigation pump systems, effective Sept. 30, 2009,.

For a limited time, the new “Cash for Pumpers” program will allow customers to replace pump equipment that has been in service for 15 years or more with a new Flowtronex variable-frequency drive (VFD) Silent Storm packaged pump system. Flowtronex VFD technology has helped many golf courses reduce energy consumption 25 percent and water consumption by 46 percent. The Silent Storm pump systems are used on 78 of the top 100 golf courses in the U.S. and in more than 72 countries worldwide. All systems are supported by 65 FlowNet service centers to help with installations.

To qualify for the limited-time-only rebate, customers just need to send a photo of the existing/old equipment and fill out a simple rebate form after the purchase. The offer applies to all qualifying equipment in North America. Flowtronex experts also are available for a free site evaluation to help customers maximize their energy-efficiency potential.

According to Boyd Rose, Flowtronex business manager for turf irrigation, it’s a win-win program for everyone. “With the help of our sponsoring partners, The ‘Cash for Pumpers’ program creates a unique opportunity for budget-strained owners and operators to save significant money on both energy and water costs, while getting cash back on their old equipment.” Rose points out that the rebate and energy savings combined make for an improved return on investment.