With the reports of municipal water supplies cut off in the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Pentair Inc., a global water solutions provider, in coordination with its foundation, is 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 will 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,” says Randall Hogan, Pentair chairman and CEO. The systems are currently being shipped and installed in coordination with WMI, which has personnel on site.